Regular Article - Experimental Physics
Impact of a positron beam at JLab on an unbiased determination of DVCS Compton form factors
IRFU, CEA, Université Paris-Saclay, 91191, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
2 National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Pasteura 7, 02-093, Warsaw, Poland
Accepted: 14 July 2021
Published online: 5 August 2021
The impact of potential future measurements of beam charge asymmetries on the current knowledge of Compton form factors is evaluated. Elaborating on the results of a global neural network fit to deeply virtual Compton scattering data, a Bayesian reweighting analysis quantifies the improved determination of the real part of the Compton form factor . Such an improvement is particularly relevant for the experimental determination of the proton mechanical properties or for universality studies of generalized parton distributions through analyses of virtual Compton scattering in both spacelike and timelike regions.
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