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Eur. Phys. J. C 25, 223-232 (2002)
DOI: 10.1007/s10052-002-01016-9

Generalized parton distributions in impact parameter space

M. Diehl

Institut für Theoretische Physik E, RWTH Aachen, 52056 Aachen, Germany

(Received: 29 May 2002 / Published online: 9 August 2002 )

Abstract
We study generalized parton distributions in the impact parameter representation, including the case of nonzero skewness $\xi$. Using Lorentz invariance, and expressing parton distributions in terms of impact parameter dependent wave functions, we investigate in which way they simultaneously describe longitudinal and transverse structure of a fast moving hadron. We compare this information with the one in elastic form factors, in ordinary and in kT-dependent parton distributions.



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