Effects of transversity in deep-inelastic scattering by polarized protons

Airapetian, A. et al. (2010) Effects of transversity in deep-inelastic scattering by polarized protons. Physics Letters B, 693(1), pp. 11-16. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2010.08.012)

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Abstract

Single-spin asymmetries for pions and charged kaons are measured in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering of positrons and electrons off a transversely nuclear-polarized hydrogen target. The dependence of the cross section on the azimuthal angles of the target polarization (ϕS) and the produced hadron (ϕ  ) is found to have a substantial sin(ϕ+ϕS) modulation for the production of π+, π− and K+. This Fourier component can be interpreted in terms of non-zero transversity distribution functions and non-zero favored and disfavored Collins fragmentation functions with opposite sign. For π0 and K− production the amplitude of this Fourier component is consistent with zero.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bowles, Ms Jennifer and Mahon, Mr David and Murray, Dr Morgan and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Lehmann, Dr Inti and Hoek, Mr Matthias and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Keri, Dr Tibor and Hill, Mr Gordon and Burns, Mr Jonathan and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Airapetian, A., Akopov, N., Akopov, Z., Aschenauer, E.C., Augustyniak, W., Avakian, R., Avetissian, A., Avetisyan, E., Bacchetta, A., Belostotski, S., Bianchi, N., Blok, H.P., Borissov, A., Bowles, J., Brodsky, I., 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., Düren, M., Ehrenfried, M., Elbakian, G., Ellinghaus, F., Elschenbroich, U., Fabbri, R., Fantoni, A., Felawka, L., Frullani, S., Gabbert, D., Gapienko, G., Gapienko, V., Garibaldi, F., Gharibyan, V., Giordano, F., Gliske, S., Golembiovskaya, M., 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., Karyan, G., Keri, T., Kinney, E., Kisselev, A., Kobayashi, N., Korotkov, V., Kozlov, V., Kravchenko, P., Lagamba, L., Lamb, R., Lapikás, L., Lehmann, I., Lenisa, P., Linden-Levy, L.A., Ruiz, A. L., 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., de la Ossa, A. M., Marukyan, H., Miller, C.A., Miyachi, Y., Movsisyan, A., Murray, M., Mussgiller, A., Nappi, E., Naryshkin, Y., Nass, A., Negodaev, M., Nowak, W.-D., Pappalardo, L.L., Perez-Benito, R., Pickert, N., Raithel, M., 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., Seitz, B., Shibata, T.-A., Shutov, V., Stancari, M., Statera, M., Steffens, E., Steijger, J.J.M., Stenzel, H., Stewart, J., Stinzing, F., Taroian, S., Terkulov, A., Trzcinski, A., Tytgat, M., van der Nat, P.B., Van Haarlem, Y., Van Hulse, C., 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 B.V.
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 693(1):11-16
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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