Measurement of the spin asymmetry in the photoproduction of pairs of high-pT hadrons at HERMES

Airapetian, A. et al. (2000) Measurement of the spin asymmetry in the photoproduction of pairs of high-pT hadrons at HERMES. Physical Review Letters, 84(12), pp. 2584-2588. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.2584)

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Abstract

We present a measurement of the longitudinal spin asymmetry A|| in photoproduction of pairs of hadrons with high transverse momentum pT. Data were accumulated by the HERMES experiment using a 27.5 GeV polarized positron beam and a polarized hydrogen target internal to the HERA storage ring. For h+h− pairs with ph1T>1.5GeV/c and ph2T>1.0GeV/c, the measured asymmetry is A||=−0.28±0.12(stat)±0.02(syst). This negative value is in contrast to the positive asymmetries typically measured in deep inelastic scattering from protons, and is interpreted to arise from a positive gluon polarization

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Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiser, Professor Ralf
Authors: Airapetian, A., Akopov, N., Amarian, M., Aschenauer, E.C., Avakian, H., Avakian, R., Avetissian, A., Bains, B., Baumgarten, C., Beckmann, M., Belostotski, S., Belz, J. E., Benisch, T., Bernreuther, S., Bianchi, N., Blouw, J., Böttcher, H., Borissov, A., Brack, J., Brauksiepe, S., Braun, B., Brückner, W., Brüll, A., Bulten, H. J., Capitani, G. P., Carter, P., Chumney, P., Cisbani, E., Court, G. R., Dalpiaz, P. F., De Sanctis, E., De Schepper, D., Devitsin, E., de Witt Huberts, P. K. A., Di Nezza, P., Düren, M., Dvoredsky, A., Elbakian, G., Ely, J., Fantoni, A., Ferstl, M., Fiedler, K., Filippone, B. W., Fischer, H., Fox, B., Franz, J., Frullani, S., Funk, M.-A., Gärber, Y., Garibaldi, F., Gavrilov, G., Geiger, P., Gharibyan, V., Golendukhin, A., Graw, G., Grebeniouk, O., Green, P. W., Greeniaus, L. G., Grosshauser, C., Guidal, M., Gute, A., Haeberli, W., Hansen, J.-O., Hasch, D., Häusser, O., Heinsius, F. H., Henderson, R., Henoch, M., Hertenberger, R., Holler, Y., Holt, R. J., Hoprich, W., Ihssen, H., Iodice, M., Izotov, A., Jackson, H. E., Jgoun, A., Kaiser, R., Kinney, E., Kisselev, A., Kitching, P., Kobayashi, H., Koch, N., Königsmann, K., Kolstein, M., Kolster, H., Korotkov, V., Korsch, W., Kozlov, V., Kramer, L. H., Kurisuno, M., Kyle, G., Lachnit, W., Lorenzon, W., Makins, N. C. R., Martens, F. K., Martin, J. W., Masoli, F., Mateos, A., McAndrew, M., McIlhany, K., McKeown, R. D., Meissner, F., Menden, F. M., Metz, A., Meyners, N., Mikloukho, O., Miller, C. A., Miller, M. A., Milner, R., Most, A., Muccifora, V., Naryshkin, Y., Nathan, A. M., Neunreither, F., Niczyporuk, M., Nowak, W.-D., O'Neill, T. G., Openshaw, R., Ouyang, J., Owen, B. R., Pate, S. F., Potashov, S., Potterveld, D. H., Rakness, G., Redwine, R., Reolon, A. R., Ristinen, R., Rith, K., Rossi, P., Rudnitsky, S., Ruh, M., Ryckbosch, D., Sakemi, Y., Scarlett, C., Schäfer, A., Schmidt, F., Schmitt, H., Schnell, G., Schüler, K. P., Schwind, A., Seibert, J., Shibata, T.-A., Shibatani, K., Shin, T., Shutov, V., Simani, C., Simon, A., Sinram, K., Slavich, P., Spengos, M., Steffens, E., Stenger, J., Stewart, J., Stoesslein, U., Sutter, M., Tallini, H., Taroian, S., Terkulov, A., Tipton, B., Tytgat, M., Uriuoli, G. M., van de Vyver, R., van den Brand, J. F. J., van der Steenhoven, G., van Hunen, J. J., Vetterli, M. C., Vikhrov, V., Vincter, M. G., Visser, J., Volk, E., Wander, W., Wendland, J., Williamson, S. E., Wise, T., Woller, K., Yoneyama, S., and Zohrabian, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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