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)

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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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.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Bowles, Ms Jennifer and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Keri, Dr Tibor and Mahon, Mr David and Hill, Mr Gordon and Murray, Dr Morgan and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Burns, Mr Jonathan and Lehmann, Dr Inti and Hoek, Mr Matthias 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 (Online):1873-2445
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 693(1):11-16
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