Drell-Yan measurements at the COMPASS experiment

Marco Meyer-Conde, COMPASS Collaboration
2021 Proceedings of 40th International Conference on High Energy physics — PoS(ICHEP2020)   unpublished
In 2015 and 2018 the COMPASS experiment at CERN measured muon-pair production in the Drell-Yan (DY) and J/Psi channels using a 190 GeV π − beam impinging on a transversely polarized NH 3 and unpolarized nuclear targets ( 27 Al, 184 W). Apart from the absolute cross-section measurements for both processes, COMPASS studies also the target spin (in)dependent azimuthal asymmetries in both channels. Assuming the valence quark-antiquark annihilation to be the main production mechanism, one can
more » ... et the azimuthal asymmetries in terms of convolutions of pion and proton Transverse Momentum Dependent (TMD) Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs). The TMD PDFs are universal QCD objects providing a mapping of parton densities in 3D momentum space. Recent results obtained by COMPASS for the DY and J/ψ channels will be discussed along with complementary semi-inclusive DIS (SIDIS) measurements and theoretical predictions.
doi:10.22323/1.390.0488 fatcat:rbwcurof4bgpfl5yrup27tdfae