Photon and $\pi^0$ electroproduction in Jlab Hall A (6 GeV experiements)

Malek Mazouz
2018 Proceedings of XVII International Conference on Hadron Spectroscopy and Structure — PoS(Hadron2017)   unpublished
Generalized Parton Distribution (GPDs) are universal functions which provide a comprehensive description of hadron properties in terms of quarks and gluons. GPDs can be accessed experimentally with hard exclusive processes such as Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) and deeply virtual π 0 production. Two experiments were performed in the Hall A of Jefferson Lab to measure the unpolarized cross sections of these two processes off the proton and off the neutron in the valence region (x B
more » ... 6) at Q 2 ≈2 GeV 2 . After a brief description of the experimental setup, the DVCS off the proton results will be discussed and interpreted as being unexpectedly sensitive to gluons. Then, the longitudinal/transverse separation of the π 0 electoproduction cross sections, showing a dominance of the transverse terms, will be presented. Finally, an estimation of the quarks up and down contributions to the π 0 electroproduction cross sections, by combining the proton and the neutron measurements, will be shown.
doi:10.22323/1.310.0173 fatcat:iwcm2vhjdzggdhrlmchmpysd5y