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Title: The JLab TMD Program at 6 GeV and 11 GeV

The precise mapping of the nucleon’s transverse momentum dependent parton distributions (TMDs) in the valence quark region has emerged as one of the flagship physics programs of the recently upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Jefferson Lab (JLab). The TMDs describe the three-dimensional, spin-correlated densities of quarks and gluons in the nucleon in momentum space, and are accessible experimentally through detailed studies of the Semi-Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering (SIDIS) process, N ( e ; e 0 h ) X . The already unrivaled intensity, polarization and duty factor performance of CEBAF will combine with the dramatic expansion of its kinematic reach embodied by the recent near-doubling of the maximum beam energy to enable the first fully differential precision measurements of SIDIS structure functions in the valence region. In this paper, I will review the existing and forthcoming SIDIS results from the 6 GeV era of CEBAF operations and present an overview of the planned JLab SIDIS program at 11 GeV beam energy
  1. Univ. of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (United States)
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Report Number(s):
JLAB-PHY-16-2229; DOE/OR/23177-3860
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177; DE-SC0014230
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Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Proceedings of Science; Journal Volume: QCDEV2015; Conference: QCD Evolution 2015 Workshop at Jlab, Newport News, VA, USA, May 26-30, 2015
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