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Longitudinal and transverse target-spin asymmetries associated with DVCS on the proton at HERMES


Measurements of azimuthal cross-section asymmetries from deeply virtual Compton scattering on transversely and longitudinally polarized hydrogen and longitudinally polarized deuterium targets at HERMES are reported. By comparing the HERMES results on the transverse target-spin asymmetry with theoretical calculations based on a phenomenological model of generalized parton distributions, a model-dependent constraint on the total angular momentum carried by quarks in the nucleon is obtained.

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Kopytin, M. Longitudinal and transverse target-spin asymmetries associated with DVCS on the proton at HERMES. Eur. Phys. J. A 31, 575–577 (2007).

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