Recent progress in the field of spin physics of high energy particle interactions is reviewed with particular emphasis on the spin structure functions as measured in polarized deep inelastic lepton-nucleon scattering (DIS). New measurements are presented to obtain more direct information on the composition of the nucleon angular momentum, with results from semi-inclusive DIS accessing flavour-separated parton distribution functions (PDF) and with first data from hard exclusive reactions which may be interpreted in terms of recently developed generalizations of parton distribution functions (GPD). Finally, experimental prospects are outlined which will lead to a further development of the virtues of QCD phenomenology of the spin structure of the nucleon.
International Journal of Modern Physics A
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- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- Invited talk at the XX. Int. Sym. on Lepton and Photon Interactions at High Energies, Rome, Italy, July 2001, 19 pages, 16 Postscript figures, Latex2e, ws-p10x7.cls