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Gluon TMD studies at EIC

Research paper by Daniël Boer

Indexed on: 08 Jan '16Published on: 08 Jan '16Published in: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology



Abstract

A high-energy Electron-Ion Collider (EIC) would offer a most promising tool to study in detail the transverse momentum distributions of gluons inside hadrons. This applies to unpolarized as well as linearly polarized gluons inside unpolarized protons, and to left-right asymmetric distributions of gluons inside transversely polarized protons, the so-called gluon Sivers effect. The inherent process dependence of these distributions can be studied by comparing to similar, but often complementary observables at LHC.