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Title Exploration of deeply virtual Compton scattering on the neutron in the Hall A of Jefferson Laboratory
Authors Malek Mazzouz
JLAB number JLAB-PHY-06-622
LANL number (None)
Other number DOE/ER/40150-4373
Document Type(s) (Thesis) 
Supported by U.S. Naval Research: No
Supported by Jefferson Lab LDRD Funding: No
A PHD thesis
Advisor(s) :
   Eric Voutier (Grenoble, Joseph Fourier)
Publication Abstract: Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs) are universal functions which provide a comprehensive description of hadron properties in terms of quarks and gluons. Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) is the simplest hard exclusive process involving GPDs. In particular, the DVCS on the neutron is mostly sensitive to E, the less constrained GPD, wich allows to access to the quark angular momentum. The first dedicated DVCS experiment on the neutron ran in the Hall A of Jefferson Lab in fall 2004. The high luminosity of the experiment and the resulting background rate recquired specific devices which are decribed in this document. The analysis methods and the experiment results, leading to preliminary constraints on the GPD E, are presented.
Experiment Numbers: other
Group: Hall A
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