The elliptic gluon GTMD inside a large nucleus

Research paper by Jian Zhou

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


We evaluate the elliptic gluon Generalized Transverse Momentum Dependent(GTMD) distribution inside a large nucleus using the McLerran-Venugopalan model. We further show that this gluon distribution can be probed through the angular correlation in virtual photon quasi-elastic scattering on a nucleus.