Single-spin azimuthal asymmetry in exclusive electroproduction of π+ mesons on transversely polarized protons

Airapetian, A. et al. (2010) Single-spin azimuthal asymmetry in exclusive electroproduction of π+ mesons on transversely polarized protons. Physics Letters B, 682(4-5), pp. 345-350. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2009.11.039)

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Abstract

Exclusive electroproduction of π+ mesons was studied by scattering 27.6 GeV positrons or electrons off a transversely polarized hydrogen target. The single-spin azimuthal asymmetry with respect to target polarization was measured as a function of the Mandelstam variable t, the Bjorken scaling variable xB, and the virtuality Q2 of the exchanged photon. The extracted Fourier components of the asymmetry were found to be consistent with zero, except one that was found to be large and that involves interference of contributions from longitudinal and transverse virtual photons.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Murray, Dr Morgan and Hoek, Mr Matthias and Keri, Dr Tibor and Hill, Mr Gordon and Burns, Mr Jonathan and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Airapetian, A., Akopov, N., Akopov, Z., Aschenauer, E.C., Augustyniak, W., Avetissian, A., Avetisyan, E., Ball, B., Belostotski, S., Bianchi, N., Blok, H.P., Böttcher, H., Bonomo, C., Borissov, A., Bryzgalov, V., Burns, J., Capiluppi, M., Capitani, G.P., Cisbani, E., Ciullo, G., Contalbrigo, M., Dalpiaz, P.F., Deconinck, W., De Leo, R., De Nardo, L., De Sanctis, E., Diefenthaler, M., Di Nezza, P., Dreschler, J., Düren, M., Ehrenfried, M., Elbakian, G., Ellinghaus, F., Fabbri, R., Fantoni, A., Felawka, L., Frullani, S., Gabbert, D., Gapienko, V., Garibaldi, F., Gharibyan, V., Giordano, F., Gliske, S., Hadjidakis, C., Hartig, M., Hasch, D., Hill, G., Hillenbrand, A., Hoek, M., Holler, Y., Hristova, I., Imazu, Y., Ivanilov, A., Jackson, H.E., Jo, H.S., Joosten, S., Kaiser, R., Keri, T., Kinney, E., Kisselev, A., Kobayashi, N., Korotkov, V., Kravchenko, P., Lagamba, L., Lamb, R., Lapikás, L., Lehmann, I., Lenisa, P., Linden-Levy, L.A., López Ruiz, A., Lorenzon, W., Lu, X.-G., Lu, X.-R., Ma, B.-Q., Mahon, D., Makins, N.C.R., Manaenkov, S.I., Manfré, L., Mao, Y., Marianski, B., Martinez de la Ossa, B., Marukyan, H., Miller, C.A., Miyachi, Y., Movsisyan, A., Muccifora, V., Murray, M., Mussgiller, A., Nappi, E., Naryshkin, Y., Nass, A., Nowak, W.-D., Pappalardo, L.L., Perez-Benito, R., Reimer, P.E., Reolon, A.R., Riedl, C., Rith, K., Rosner, G., Rostomyan, A., Rubin, J., Ryckbosch, D., Salomatin, Y., Sanftl, F., Schäfer, A., Schnell, G., Schüler, K.P., Seitz, B., Shibata, T.-A., Shutov, V., Stancari, M., Statera, M., Steijger, J.J.M., Stenzel, H., Stewart, J., Taroian, S., Terkulov, A., Trzcinski, A., Tytgat, M., Vandenbroucke, A., van der Nat, P.B., Van Haarlem, Y., Van Hulse, C., Varanda, M., Veretennikov, D., Vikhrov, V., Vilardi, I., Vogel, C., Wang, S., Yaschenko, S., Ye, H., Ye, Z., Yen, S., Yu, W., Zeiler, D., Zihlmann, B., and Zupranski, P.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
Published Online:19 November 2009

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