Jun 5 – 9, 2023
Genova, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Transverse-momentum dependent distribution functions for a pion with Minkowskian dynamics

Jun 8, 2023, 2:50 PM
DAD - Room 5L (Genova, Italy)

DAD - Room 5L

Genova, Italy

Invited Light meson spectroscopy Light meson spectroscopy


Giovanni Salme' (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Roma)


The unpolarized twist-2 (leading) and twist-3 (subleading), T-even,
transverse-momentum dependent quark distributions in the pion are
evaluated for the first time by using the actual solution of a
dynamical equation in Minkowski space. The adopted theoretical framework
is based on the homogeneous Bethe-Salpeter integral equation with
an interaction kernel given by a ladder gluon exchange, featuring an
extended quark-gluon vertex. The masses of quark and gluon as well as
the interaction-vertex scale have been chosen in a range suggested by
lattice-QCD calculations, and calibrated to reproduce
both pion mass and decay constant.

The joint use of the Fock expansion of the pion state facilitates a more
in-depth analysis of the content of the pion Bethe-Salpeter amplitude,
allowing for the first time to determine the gluon contribution to the
quark average longitudinal fraction, that results to be $\sim 6\%$.
The current analysis highlights the role of the gluon exchanges through
quantitative analysis of collinear and transverse-momentum
distributions, showing, e.g. for both leading and subleading-twists, an
early departure from the widely adopted exponential fall-off, for $|{\bf k}_\perp|^2> m^2$, with the quark mass $\sim \Lambda_{QCD}$.

Primary authors

Emanuel Ydrefors (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica) Giovanni Salme' (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare - Roma) Tobias Frederico (Instituto Tecnologico de Aeronautica) Wayne de Paula (Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica)

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