FIZIKA B 13 (2004)  1, 153-164

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THE HANDBAG MECHANISM IN WIDE-ANGLE EXCLUSIVE REACTIONS

P. KROLL

Fachbereich Physik, Universitšt Wuppertal, D-42097 Wuppertal, Germany
E-mail address:  kroll@physik.uni-wuppertal.de

Received 25 August 2003;   Accepted 26 April 2004
Online 10 October 2004

The handbag mechanism for wide-angle exclusive scattering reactions is discussed and compared with other theoretical approaches. Its application to Compton scattering, meson photoproduction and two-photon annihilations into pairs of hadrons is reviewed in some detail.

PACS numbers: 13.60.Fz
UDC 539.12

Keywords: handbag mechanism, Compton scattering, generalized parton distributions, meson photoproduction, two-photon annihilations

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