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Transverse structure function in the factorisation method

Mathews, Prakash and Ravindran, V and Sridhar, K (1996) Transverse structure function in the factorisation method. [Preprint]


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Deep Inelastic scattering experiments using transversely polarised targets yield information on the structure function $g_2$. By means of a free-field analysis, we study the operator structure of $g_2$ and demonstrate the need for retaining the twist three mass terms in order to maintain current-conservation. We show that the structure function $g_T=g_1+g_2$ has a much simpler operator structure as compared to $g_2$, in spite of the fact that, like $g_2$, $g_T$ has a twist-three component. We demonstrate factorisation of the hadronic tensor into hard and soft parts for the case of $g_T$. We show that the first moment of the gluonic contribution to $g_T$ vanishes, and discuss possible physical applications.

Item Type: Preprint
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Theoretical Studies (Ceased to exist at the end of 2003)
Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:13
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/889

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