Exclusive Electroproduction of Lepton Pairs as a Probe of Nucleon Structure

A. V. Belitsky, D. Müller

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We suggest the measurement of exclusive electroproduction of lepton pairs as a tool to study interparton correlations in the nucleon via generalized parton distributions in the kinematical region where this process is light-cone dominated. We demonstrate how the single beam-spin asymmetry allows one to perform such a kind of analysis and give a number of predictions for several experimental setups. We comment on other observables which allow for a clean separation of different species of generalized parton distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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