EPJ Web of Conferences
Volume 112, 20166th International Conference on Physics Opportunities at an Electron-Ion Collider
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Spin and 3D Structure|
|Published online||21 March 2016|
The 3D structure of QCD and the roots of the Standard Model
Nikhef Theory Group and Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, De Boelelaan 1081, 1081 HV Amsterdam, the Netherlands
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Published online: 21 March 2016
For many phenomenological applications involving hadrons in high energy processes the hadronic structure can be taken care of by parton distribution functions (PDFs), in which only the collinear momenta of quarks and gluons are important. In principle the transverse structure, however, provides interesting new phenomenology. Taking into account transverse momenta of partons one works with transverse momentum dependent PDFs (TMDs), These allow all spin-spin correlations and also spin-orbit correlations that have a time reversal odd character and lead to new observables. In many theoretical developments the link to the collinear treatment is used. In this talk I will speculate on a novel view of the 3-dimensional (3D) structure of QCD, which fits in a broader study looking at the roots of the Standard Model of particle physics.
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