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Physics Letters B




137761 (1-7)


A multidimensional extraction of the structure function ratio from the hard exclusive ep → e'n��+ reaction above the resonance region has been performed. The study was done based on beam-spin asymmetry measurements using a 10.6 GeV incident electron beam on a liquid-hydrogen target and the CLAS12 spectrometer at Jefferson Lab. The measurements focus on the very forward regime (t/Q2≪ 1) with a wide kinematic range of in the valence regime (0.17 < ��B < 0.55), and virtualities ranging from 1.5 GeV2 up to 6 GeV2. The results and their comparison to theoretical models based on Generalized Parton Distributions demonstrate the sensitivity to chiral-odd GPDs and the directly related tensor charge of the nucleon. In addition, the data is compared to an extension of a Regge formalism at high photon virtualities. It was found that the Regge model provides a better description at low Q2, while the GPD model is more appropriate at high Q2.


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Diehl, S., Kim, A., Joo, K., Achenbach, P., Akbar, Z., Amaryan, M.J., Atac, H., Avagyan, H., Ayerbe Gayoso, C., Baashen, L., Barion, L., Bashkanov, M., Battaglieri, M., Bedlinskiy, I., Benkel, B., Benmokhtar, F., Bianconi, A., Biselli, A.S., Bondi, M., ... Zurek, M. (2023). A multidimensional study of the structure function ratio σLT'/ σ₀ from hard exclusive ��⁺ electro-production off protons in the GPD regime. Physics Letters B, 839, 1-7, Article 137761.


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