Gluon transverse momentum dependent correlators in polarized high energy processes

Apr 12, 2016, 9:00 AM
SR4a (DESY Hamburg)


DESY Hamburg

Spin Physics WG6 Spin Physics


Piet Mulders (Nikhef and VU, Amsterdam)


We investigate the gluon transverse momentum dependent correlators as Fourier transform of matrix elements of nonlocal operator combinations. At the operator level these correlators include both field strength operators and gauge links bridging the nonlocality. In contrast to the collinear PDFs, the gauge links are no longer unique for transverse momentum dependent PDFs (TMDs) and also Wilson loops lead to nontrivial effects. We look at gluon TMDs for unpolarized, vector and tensor polarized targets. In particular a single Wilson loop operators become important when one considers the small-x limit of gluon TMDs.

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Piet Mulders (Nikhef and VU, Amsterdam)


Daniel Boer (University of Groningen) Sabrina Cotogno (Nikhef and VU, Amsterdam) Tom van Daal (Nikhef and VU, Amsterdam) Yajin Zhou (Nikhef/VU, Amsterdam and Shandong University, Jinan) andrea signori (Nikhef and VU, Amsterdam)

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