Unpolarised transverse momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions from SIDIS multiplicities

  • M. Anselmino
  • M. Boglione
  • J. O. Gonzalez H.
  • S. Melis
  • A. Prokudin
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The unpolarised transverse momentum dependent distribution and fragmentation functions are extracted from HERMES and COMPASS experimental measurements of SIDIS multiplicities for charged hadron production. The data are grouped into independent bins of the kinematical variables, in which the TMD factorisation is expected to hold. A simple factorised functional form of the TMDs is adopted, with a Gaussian dependence on the intrinsic transverse momentum, which turns out to be quite adequate in shape. HERMES data do not need any normalisation correction, while fits of the COMPASS data much improve with a y-dependent overall normalisation factor. A comparison of the extracted TMDs with previous EMC and JLab data confirms the adequacy of the simple Gaussian distributions. The possible role of the TMD evolution is briefly considered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Anselmino
    • 1
    • 2
  • M. Boglione
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. O. Gonzalez H.
    • 2
  • S. Melis
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Prokudin
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica TeoricaUniversità di TorinoTorinoItaly
  2. 2.INFN, Sezione di TorinoTorinoItaly
  3. 3.Jefferson LaboratoryNewport NewsU.S.A

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