Target and beam-target spin asymmetries in exclusive π+ and π− electroproduction with 1.6- to 5.7-GeV electrons

Bosted, P. E. et al. (2016) Target and beam-target spin asymmetries in exclusive π+ and π− electroproduction with 1.6- to 5.7-GeV electrons. Physical Review C, 94(5), 055201. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevC.94.055201)

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Beam-target double-spin asymmetries and target single-spin asymmetries in exclusive π+ and quasiexclusive π− electroproduction were obtained from scattering of 1.6- to 5.7-GeV longitudinally polarized electrons from longitudinally polarized protons (for π+) and deuterons (for π−) using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at Jefferson Lab. The kinematic range covered is 1.1<W<2.6 GeV and 0.05<Q2<5GeV2, with good angular coverage in the forward hemisphere. The asymmetry results were divided into approximately 40 000 kinematic bins for π+from free protons and 15 000 bins for π− production from bound nucleons in the deuteron. The present results are found to be in reasonable agreement with fits to previous world data for W<1.7GeV and Q2<0.5GeV2, with discrepancies increasing at higher values of Q2, especially for W>1.5 GeV. Very large target-spin asymmetries are observed for W>1.6 GeV. When combined with cross-section measurements, the present results can provide powerful constraints on nucleon resonance amplitudes at moderate and large values of Q2, for resonances with masses as high as 2.3 GeV.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Clark, Ms Louise and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Protopopescu, Dr Dan and Ireland, Professor David and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Bosted, P. E., Biselli, A. S., Careccia, S., Dodge, G., Fersch, R., Guler, N., Kuhn, S. E., Pierce, J., Prok, Y., Zheng, X., Adhikari, K. P., Adikaram, D., Akbar, Z., Amaryan, M. J., Anefalos Pereira, S., Asryan, G., Avakian, H., Badui, R. A., Ball, J., Baltzell, N. A., Battaglieri, M., Batourine, V., Bedlinskiy, I., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Bültmann, S., Burkert, V. D., Cao, T., Carman, D. S., Celentano, A., Chandavar, S., Charles, G., Chetry, T., Ciullo, G., Clark, L., Colaneri, L., Cole, P. L., Contalbrigo, M., Cortes, O., Crede, V., D'Angelo, A., Dashyan, N., De Vita, R., Deur, A., Djalali, C., Dupre, R., Egiyan, H., El Alaoui, A., El Fassi, L., Eugenio, P., Fanchini, E., Fedotov, G., Filippi, A., Fleming, J. A., Forest, T. A., Fradi, A., Garçon, M., Gevorgyan, N., Ghandilyan, Y., Gilfoyle, G. P., Giovanetti, K. L., Girod, F. X., Gleason, C., Gohn, W., Golovatch, E., Gothe, R. W., Griffioen, K. A., Guo, L., Hafidi, K., Hanretty, C., Harrison, N., Hattawy, M., Heddle, D., Hicks, K., Holtrop, M., Hughes, S. M., Ilieva, Y., Ireland, D. G., Ishkhanov, B. S., Isupov, E. L., Jenkins, D., Jiang, H., Jo, H. S., Joo, K., Joosten, S., Keller, D., Khandaker, M., Kim, W., Klein, A., Klein, F. J., Kubarovsky, V., Kuleshov, S. V., Lanza, L., Lenisa, P., Livingston, K., Lu, H. Y., MacGregor, I. J. D., Markov, N., McCracken, M. E., McKinnon, B., Meyer, C. A., Minehart, R., Mirazita, M., Mokeev, V., Movsisyan, A., Munevar, E., Munoz Camacho, C., Nadel-Turonski, P., Net, L. A., Ni, A., Niccolai, S., Niculescu, G., Niculescu, I., Osipenko, M., Ostrovidov, A. I., Paremuzyan, R., Park, K., Pasyuk, E., Peng, P., Phelps, W., Pisano, S., Pogorelko, O., Price, J. W., Procureur, S., Protopopescu, D., Puckett, A. J. R., Raue, B. A., Ripani, M., Rizzo, A., Rosner, G., Rossi, P., Roy, P., Sabatié, F., Salgado, C., Schumacher, R. A., Seder, E., Sharabian, Y. G., Simonyan, A., Skorodumina, I., Smith, G. D., Sparveris, N., Stankovic, I., Stepanyan, S., Strakovsky, I. I., Strauch, S., Sytnik, V., Taiuti, M., Tian, Y., Torayev, B., Ungaro, M., Voskanyan, H., Voutier, E., Walford, N. K., Watts, D. P., Wei, X., Weinstein, L. B., Wood, M. H., Zachariou, N., Zana, L., Zhang, J., Zhao, Z. W., and Zonta, I.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Research Group:Nuclear Physics
Journal Name:Physical Review C
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1089-490X
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 American Physical Society
First Published:First published in Physical Review C 94(5): 055201
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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