13-17 June 2016
Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus)
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Twist3 mechanism to hyperon polarization in unpolarized proton-proton collision

15 Jun 2016, 16:30
1h 30m
Library Hall, Central Library (Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus))

Library Hall, Central Library

Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus)

Central Library, Niigata University (Ikarashi Campus), 8050 Ikarashi 2-nocho, Nishi-ku Niigata City, 950-2181, Japan
Board: 19
Poster Presentation Posters


Mr Kenta Yabe (Niigata University)


We study the transverse polarization of hyperons produced in the high-energy unpolarized proton-proton collision in the framework of the collinear factorization. To understand this phenomenon is one of the big challenges in high-energy hadron physics because it can’t occur in the conventional framework for high-energy inclusive reactions: parton model and perturbative QCD. However, using the collinear factorization, it has been known that this phenomenon is caused as a twist3 effect which reflects quark-gluon correlations in hadrons. These effects can be classified into two types of contributions: the twist-3 distribution function in the unpolarized nucleon and the twist3 fragmentation function for the hyperon. In this work, we focus on the former contribution and derive the complete LO cross-section. The cross-section is obtained from two types of pole contributions, the soft-fermion-pole and the soft-gluon-pole which arise from internal propagators in the hard part. For the soft-gluon-pole term, we develop the ”Master formula” which simplify the procedure of the calculation and show explicitly that only the derivative term contributes. Moreover, we calculate the soft-fermion-pole contribution for the first time and show that it vanishes. These results provide a useful tool to explain the mechanism of the hyperon polarization.

Primary author

Prof. Yuji Koike (Niigata Univercity)


Mr Kenta Yabe (Niigata University)

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