Azimuthal asymmetry in lepton-proton scattering at high energies

Junegone Chay, Stephen D. Ellis, W. James Stirling

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Abstract

We consider the azimuthal angular dependence of the distribution of final-state hadrons in high energy lepton-proton scattering. The distribution displays an azimuthal asymmetry due to both perturbative and nonperturbative effects. At the large momentum transfers attainable, for example, at HERA we expect the perturbative effects to dominate and constitute a clear test of QCD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)175-182
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume269
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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