Testing collinear factorization in a spectator model with mass corrections
2019 July 21
In perturbative QCD, the masses of the hadrons involved in high energy reactions can usually be neglected. However, in the case of Kaon production in electron-proton collisions at low (and not so low) beam energies this may not be a good approximation. In particular, a recent proposal to include hadron masses in theoretical calculations shows how these Hadron Mass Corrections (HMCs) can explain a large discrepancy observed in measurements performed at the HERMES and COMPASS experiments. In this talk, we present preliminary results of a spectator model calculation designed to test the range of validity of the approximations needed in the proposed factorization scheme. We focus on inclusive DIS scattering as a first step towards the analysis of HMCs in semi-inclusive processes.