# Valence quark transversity at small $x$

## Abstract

In our previous work we established a formalism which allows one to determine the small-x asymptotics of any transverse momentum-dependent parton distribution function (TMD PDF) of the proton at small values of strong coupling. In this paper we apply this formalism to the valence quark transversity TMD. We relate the valence quark transversity to the transversely polarized dipole scattering amplitude, written in terms of the fundamental transversely polarized “Wilson line” operator, an expression for which we derive explicitly as well. We then write down the evolution equation for the transversely polarized dipole amplitude. Solving that equation we arrive at the following small-x asymptotics of the valence quark transversity in the large-N_{c} limit: $${h}_{1T}^{v}(x,{k}_{T}^{2}){\sim}{h}_{1T}^{{\perp}v}(x,{k}_{T}^{2}){\sim}{(\frac{1}{x})}^{{-}1+2\sqrt{\frac{{{\alpha}}_{s}{N}_{c}}{2{\pi}}}}$$. This result is in agreement with one of the two possible small-$x$ asymptotics for the transverse structure function found previously by Kirschner, Mankiewicz, Schäfer, and Szymanowski [Z. Phys. C 74, 501 (1997)].

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States)

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)

- OSTI Identifier:
- 1504280

- Alternate Identifier(s):
- OSTI ID: 1604160

- Grant/Contract Number:
- SC0004286; AC52-06NA25396

- Resource Type:
- Published Article

- Journal Name:
- Physical Review D

- Additional Journal Information:
- Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 99 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010

- Publisher:
- American Physical Society (APS)

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

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Kovchegov, Yuri V., and Sievert, Matthew D. Valence quark transversity at small x. United States: N. p., 2019.
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title = {Valence quark transversity at small x},

author = {Kovchegov, Yuri V. and Sievert, Matthew D.},

abstractNote = {In our previous work we established a formalism which allows one to determine the small-x asymptotics of any transverse momentum-dependent parton distribution function (TMD PDF) of the proton at small values of strong coupling. In this paper we apply this formalism to the valence quark transversity TMD. We relate the valence quark transversity to the transversely polarized dipole scattering amplitude, written in terms of the fundamental transversely polarized “Wilson line” operator, an expression for which we derive explicitly as well. We then write down the evolution equation for the transversely polarized dipole amplitude. Solving that equation we arrive at the following small-x asymptotics of the valence quark transversity in the large-Nc limit: ${h}_{1T}^{v}(x,{k}_{T}^{2}){\sim}{h}_{1T}^{{\perp}v}(x,{k}_{T}^{2}){\sim}{(\frac{1}{x})}^{{-}1+2\sqrt{\frac{{{\alpha}}_{s}{N}_{c}}{2{\pi}}}}$. This result is in agreement with one of the two possible small-$x$ asymptotics for the transverse structure function found previously by Kirschner, Mankiewicz, Schäfer, and Szymanowski [Z. Phys. C 74, 501 (1997)].},

doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.99.054033},

journal = {Physical Review D},

number = 5,

volume = 99,

place = {United States},

year = {2019},

month = {3}

}

https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.99.054033

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