Dilepton Production from Collisions of Polarized Spin 1/2 Hadrons. 2. Parton-model predictions

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Parton-model predictions for lepton-pair production from polarized spin-1/2 particles are considered within the context of a formalism explained in a companion paper. The polarization effects in the quantum-chromodynamic 2 {yields} 2 subprocesses which contribute to lepton-pair production are found to be quite simple. Following the work of Ralston and Soper, polarized distribution functions are defined for gluons as well as quarks. Finally, a detailed discussion of polarization and the hard-scattering formalism is presented for the two cases of intrinsic parton transverse momentum allowed or forbidden.

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Donohue, J.T.; U., /Argonne /Bordeaux; Gottlieb, Steven A. & /Argonne June 1, 1980.

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Parton-model predictions for lepton-pair production from polarized spin-1/2 particles are considered within the context of a formalism explained in a companion paper. The polarization effects in the quantum-chromodynamic 2 {yields} 2 subprocesses which contribute to lepton-pair production are found to be quite simple. Following the work of Ralston and Soper, polarized distribution functions are defined for gluons as well as quarks. Finally, a detailed discussion of polarization and the hard-scattering formalism is presented for the two cases of intrinsic parton transverse momentum allowed or forbidden.

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  • Journal Name: Physical Review.D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology; Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 11

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-81-048-T
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.23.2581 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1036271
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc838003

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Donohue, J.T.; U., /Argonne /Bordeaux; Gottlieb, Steven A. & /Argonne. Dilepton Production from Collisions of Polarized Spin 1/2 Hadrons. 2. Parton-model predictions, article, June 1, 1980; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc838003/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.