Single transverse spin asymmetries in inclusive hadron production


A consistent phenomenological approach to the computation of transverse single spin asymmetries in inclusive hadron production is presented, based on the assumed generalization of the QCD factorization theorem to the case in which quark intrinsic motion is taken into account. New k_T and spin dependent quark distribution and fragmentation functions are considered: some of them are fixed by fitting data on p(transv. polarized) + p -> pion + X and predictions are given for single spin asymmetries in l + p(transv. polarized) -> pion + X and gamma^* + p(transv. polarized) -> pion + X processes.Comment: LaTeX, 3 pages, 2 eps figures, uses epsfig.sty, fleqn.sty, npb.sty. Talk delivered by M. Anselmino at the 7th International Workshop on Deep Inelastic Scattering and QCD (DIS99), Zeuthen, April 1999, to appear in Nucl. Phys. B (Proc. Suppl.

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