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Title: The gluon Sivers distribution: Status and future prospects

In this study, we review what is currently known about the gluon Sivers distribution and what are the opportunities to learn more about it. Because single transverse spin asymmetries in p↑p → πX provide only indirect information about the gluon Sivers function through the relation with the quark-gluon and tri-gluon Qiu-Sterman functions, current data from hadronic collisions at RHIC have not yet been translated into a solid constraint on the gluon Sivers function.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Univ. of Groningen, Groningen (Netherlands)
  2. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Univ. of Liege, Liege (Belgium)
  3. Univ. of Antwerp, Antwerp (Belgium)
  4. VU Univ. Amsterdam, Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1238331
Grant/Contract Number:
AC03-76SF00515
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Advances in High Energy Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2015; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-7357
Publisher:
Hindawi
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English