Apr 3 – 7, 2017
University of Birmingham
Europe/London timezone

Measurement of Gluon Orbital Angular Momentum at EIC

Apr 6, 2017, 12:00 PM
Nuffield Building G13

Nuffield Building G13

WG6) Spin and 3D Structure WG6 and WG7 joint session


Yong Zhao (University of Maryland, College Park)


In this talk, I will discuss the experimental observable at the electron-ion collider (EIC) that can be used to identify the gluon orbital angular momentum (OAM) density at arbitrary $x$. We will show that the single longitudinal target-spin asymmetry in exclusive dijet production will be sensitive to the gluon OAM density. The latter contributes to the spin asymmetry with a characteristic azimuthal angular modulation of $\sin(\phi_\Delta-\phi_q)$, where $\phi_\Delta$ and $\phi_q$ arethe azimuthal angles of the proton momentum transfer and the relative transverse momentum between the quark-antiquark pair.

Primary author

Yong Zhao (University of Maryland, College Park)


Feng Yuan (LBNL)

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