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Twist-3 Generalized Parton Distributions

Physics Seminar
Fatma Aslan, New Mexico State University
January 18, 2018 10:00AM to 11:00AM
Building 203, Room B221

Abstract: Twist-3 generalized Parton distributions (GPD) may provide an alternative source of information on quark orbital angular momentum. Additionally, twist-3 GPDs embody information on the spatial distribution of quark-gluon correlations. Spectator models are used to study general features that appear in twist-3 GPDs. We find in 1-loop calculations/spectator models that twist-3 GPDs exhibit discontinuities. In the forward limit, these singular contributions grow into delta function contributions. These terms are essential for certain sum rules for twist-3 PDFs, and neglecting these terms leads to an apparent violation of these sum rules. We identify these delta function terms with momentum components in the nucleon state that do not scale as the nucleon is boosted to infinite momentum.