EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 112, 20166th International Conference on Physics Opportunities at an Electron-Ion Collider
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Spin and 3D Structure|
|Published online||21 March 2016|
Wide Angle Compton Scattering within the SCET factorization Framework
Helmholtz Institut Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, D-55099 Mainz, Germany
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Published online: 21 March 2016
Existing data for the electromagnetic proton form factors and for the cross section of the wide angle Compton scattering (WACS) show that the hard two-gluon exchange mechanism (collinear factorization) is still not applicable in the kinematical region where Mandelstam variables s ~ −t ~ −u are about few GeV2. On the other hand these observables can be described in phenomenological models where spectator quarks are soft which assumes a large contribution due to the soft-overlap mechanism. It turns out that the simple QCD factorization picture is not complete and must also include the soft-overlap contribution which can be described as a certain matrix element in the soft collinear effective theory (SCET). Then the leading power contribution to WACS amplitude is described as a sum of the hard- and soft-spectator contributions. The existing experimental data allows one to check certain conclusions based on the assumption about dominant role of the soft-spectator mechanism.
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