Date of Award

Spring 2011

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)



Committee Director

Charles E. Hyde

Committee Member

Anatoly V. Radyushkin

Committee Member

Moskov Amaryan

Committee Member

Svetczar Popovic

Committee Member

Mecit Cetin


The Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) provides hitherto the most complete information about the quark structure of hadron. GPDs are accessible through hard-exclusive reactions, among which Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) is the cleanest reaction. A dedicated DVCS experiment on Hydrogen (E00-110) ran in the Hall A at Jefferson Laboratory in Fall 2004. I present here Beam Spin Asymmetry (BSA) results for the epepγ reaction studied in the E00-110 experiment with fully exclusive triple coincidence H(e, e'γp ) detection. I present a re-calibration of the electromagnetic calorimeter used to detect the high energy photon. This calibration is necessary to account for the effects of pile-up. The results show a 1-sigma disagreement with the double coincidence H(e, e'γ )p results, I also presents a feasibility study for measurements of neutron GPDs via the 3→He (e, e'γ)ppn reaction on a polarized 3He target with JLab at 12 GeV. These measurements offer the prospect of a determination of all four GPDs.


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