Deep inelastic scattering from polarized spin-1/2 hadrons at low x from string theory

  • Nicolas Kovensky
  • Gustavo Michalski
  • Martin SchvellingerEmail author
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study polarized deep inelastic scattering of charged leptons from spin-1/2 hadrons at low values of the Bjorken parameter and large ’t Hooft coupling in terms of the gauge/string theory duality. We calculate the structure functions from type IIB superstring theory scattering amplitudes. We discuss the role of the non-Abelian Chern-Simons term and the Pauli term from the five-dimensional SU(4) gauged supergravity. Furthermore, the exponentially small-x regime where Regge physics becomes important is analyzed in detail for the antisymmetric structure functions. In this case the holographic dual picture of the Pomeron exchange is realized by a Reggeized gauge field. We compare our results with experimental data of the proton antisymmetric structure function g1, obtaining a very good level of agreement.


AdS-CFT Correspondence Gauge-gravity correspondence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nicolas Kovensky
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gustavo Michalski
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martin Schvellinger
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Física La Plata-UNLP-CONICETLa PlataArgentina
  2. 2.Departamento de Física, Facultad de Ciencias ExactasUniversidad Nacional de La PlataLa PlataArgentina

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