October 31, 2023 to November 4, 2023
Europe/Athens timezone

Flavor dependence of TMDs

Oct 31, 2023, 5:00 PM
Talk in workshop 2: "QCD analysis of nucleon structure" Parallel Workshop 2


Dr Maria Zurita (Complutense University of Madrid)


In global extractions of Transverse momentum dependent (TMD) distributions, the limit of small transverse distances is constrained using the matching to collinear parton density functions (PDF). Naturally, the TMDPDFs depend on the baseline PDF set used certain features of the former might be due to the latter, rather than genuinely due to TMD behaviour f the partons. To shed light on the issue, we study the influence of the PDF choice on the determination of unpolarized TMDPDFs and the description of TMD Drell-Yan-pair and Z-boson production data. We find that the selection of a PDF essentially biases the extraction of TMDPDFs, impacting the quality and shape of the distributions. This bias is alleviated once the PDF uncertainty is taken into account, making the non-perturbative TMD profile is flavor-dependent. This drives an improvement of the agreement between theory and experiment, substantially increase the uncertainty in extracted TMD distributions, and should be taken into account in future global analyses.

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