18-22 October 2021
Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering at COMPASS

18 Oct 2021, 18:50
Room 501 (Kunibiki Messe)

Room 501

Kunibiki Messe

Parallel Session keynote talk (by invitation only) Form factors and GPDs Form Factors and GPDs


Johannes Giarra


Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) is the golden exclusive reaction to study Generalized Parton Distributions (GPDs). Such exclusive measurements were performed at COMPASS in 2016 and 2017 at the M2 beamline of the CERN SPS using the 160 GeV muon beam scattering off a 2.5m long liquid hydrogen target surrounded by a barrel-shaped time-of-flight system to detect the recoiling target proton. The scattered muons and the produced real photons were detected by the COMPASS spectrometer, which was supplemented by an additional electromagnetic calorimeter for the detection of large-angle photons.
The DVCS cross section and its dependence with respect to the squared four-momentum transfer are extracted from the sum of cross-sections measured with opposite beam charge and polarization. The goal of the measurement is to determine the transverse extension of the partons in the specific Bjorken x domain of COMPASS between valence quarks and gluons. The analysis method and preliminary results of the long run will be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Nicole d'Hose (IRFU CEA-Université Paris-Saclay)

Presentation Materials

There are no materials yet.