Date of Award

Spring 2004

Project Type


Program or Major


Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

First Advisor

Maurik Holtrop


Beam Spin Asymmetry (BSA) is studied in the Deeply Virtual Compton Scattering (DVCS) using CLAS detector at Jefferson Lab and longitudinally polarized electron beam with 4.8 GeV energy. This asymmetry is directly proportional to the imaginary part of the scattering amplitude, which relates it to the Generalized Parton distribution functions. Reaction ep → epX is studied. A fit to the line shape of the missing mass squared distribution of (ep) is used to extract the number of single photon final states in each kinematical bin for both helicities of the beam and for the helicity sum. DVCS beam spin asymmetry is measured in several bins of Q 2 and t. The Q 2 and the t-dependences of the sin &phis; moment of the asymmetry is extracted for the first time.