Flavor decomposition of the sea-quark helicity distributions in the nucleon from semiinclusive deep inelastic scattering

Airapetian, A. et al. (2004) Flavor decomposition of the sea-quark helicity distributions in the nucleon from semiinclusive deep inelastic scattering. Physical Review Letters, 92(1), art 012005. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.012005)

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Abstract

Double-spin asymmetries of semiinclusive cross sections for the production of identified pions and kaons have been measured in deep inelastic scattering of polarized positrons on a polarized deuterium target. Five helicity distributions including those for three sea quark flavors were extracted from these data together with reanalyzed previous data for identified pions from a hydrogen target. These distributions are consistent with zero for all three sea flavors. A recently predicted flavor asymmetry in the polarization of the light quark sea appears to be disfavored by the data.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Hoek, Mr Matthias and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Airapetian, A., Akopov, N., Akopov, Z., Amarian, M., Ammosov, V.V., Andrus, A., Aschenauer, E.C., Augustyniak, W., Avakian, R., Avetissian, A., Avetissian, E., Bailey, P., Baturin, V., Baumgarten, C., Beckmann, M., Belostotski, S., Bernreuther, S., Bianchi, N., Blok, H.P., Bottcher, H., Borissov, A., Bouwhuis, M., Brack, J., Brull, A., Bryzgalov, V., Capitani, G.P., Chiang, H.C., Ciullo, G., Contalbrigo, M., Dalpiaz, P.F., De Leo, R., De Nardo, L., De Sanctis, E., Devitsin, E., Di Nezza, P., Duren, M., Ehrenfried, M., Elalaoui-Moulay, A., Elbakian, G., Ellinghaus, F., Elschenbroich, U., Ely, J., Fabbri, R., Fantoni, A., Fechtchenko, A., Felawka, L., Fox, B., Franz, J., Frullani, S., Garber, Y., Gapienko, G., Gapienko, V., Garibaldi, F., Garrow, K., Garutti, E., Gaskell, D., Gavrilov, G., Gharibyan, V., Graw, G., Grebeniouk, O., Greeniaus, L.G., Hafidi, K., Hartig, M., Hasch, D., Heesbeen, D., Henoch, M., Hertenberger, R., Hesselink, W.H.A., Hillenbrand, A., Hoek, M., Holler, Y., Hommez, B., Iarygin, G., Ivanilov, A., Izotov, A., Jackson, H.E., Jgoun, A., Kaiser, R., Kinney, E., Kisselev, A., Konigsmann, K., Kopytin, M., Korotkov, V., Kozlov, V., Krauss, B., Krivokhijine, V.G., Lagamba, L., Lapikas, L., Laziev, A., Lenisa, P., Liebing, P., Lindemann, T., Lipka, K., Lorenzon, W., Lu, J., Maiheu, B., Makins, N.C.R., Marianski, B., Marukyan, H., Masoli, F., Mexner, V., Meyners, N., Mikloukho, O., Miller, C.A., Miyachi, Y., Muccifora, V., Nagaitsev, A., Nappi, E., Naryshkin, Y., Nass, A., Negodaev, M., Nowak, W.D., Oganessyan, K., Ohsuga, H., Orlandi, G., Pickert, N., Potashov, S., Potterveld, D.H., Raithel, M., Reggiani, D., Reimer, P.E., Reischl, A., Reolon, A.R., Riedl, C., Rith, K., Rosner, G., Rostomyan, A., Rubacek, L., Ryckbosch, D., Salomatin, Y., Sanjiev, I., Savin, I., Scarlett, C., Schafer, A., Schill, C., Schnell, G., Schuler, K.P., Schwind, A., Seele, J., Seidl, R., Seitz, B., Shanidze, R., Shearer, C., Shibata, T.A., Shutov, V., Simani, M.C., Sinram, K., Stancari, M., Statera, M., Steffens, E., Steijger, J.J.M., Stewart, J., Stosslein, U., Tait, P., Tanaka, H., Taroian, S., Tchuiko, B., Terkulov, A., Tkabladze, A., Trzcinski, A., Tytgat, M., Vandenbroucke, A., van der Nat, P., van der Steenhoven, G., Vetterli, M.C., Vikhrov, V., Vincter, M.G., Visser, J., Vogel, C., Vogt, M., Volmer, J., Weiskopf, C., Wendland, J., Wilbert, J., Smit, G.Y., Yen, S., Zihlmann, B., Zohrabian, H., and Zupranski, P.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
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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