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Title: Studying the information content of TMDs using Monte Carlo generators

Theoretical advances in studies of the nucleon structure have been spurred by recent measurements of spin and/or azimuthal asymmetries worldwide. One of the main challenges still remaining is the extraction of the parton distribution functions, generalized to describe transverse momentum and spatial distributions of partons from these observables with no or minimal model dependence. In this topical review we present the latest developments in the field with emphasis on requirements for Monte Carlo event generators, indispensable for studies of the complex 3D nucleon structure, and discuss examples of possible applications.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  2. The Univ. of Adelaide, Adelaide (Australia)
  3. Univ. of Pavia, Pavia (Italy)
  4. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
JLAB--PHY-15-2; DOE/OR/23177--3200
Journal ID: ISSN 0954-3899
DOE Contract Number:
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Physics. G, Nuclear and Particle Physics; Journal Volume: 42; Journal Issue: 3
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
3D nucleon structure; transverse momentum distributions; parton models; azimuthal asymmetries in SIDIS