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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 8, 103-106
DOI 10.1007/s100529901063

Positivity constraints for off-forward parton distributions

B. Pire1 - J. Soffer 2 - O.Teryaev1,3

1 CPhT, Ecole Polytechnique, F-91128 Palaiseau, France
2 CPT-CNRS, F-13288 Marseille Cedex 9, France
3 Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics, Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, 141980 Dubna, Moscow region, Russia

Received: 16 September 1998 / Revised version: 15 October 1998 / Published online: 11 March 1999

Off-Forward Parton Distributions (OFPD's) are new hadronic objects which may be measured in various exclusive reactions. We derive non-trivial positivity constraints for them that should allow to get unbiased rate estimates for proposed experiments.

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