Transverse target single-spin asymmetry in inclusive electroproduction of charged pions and kaons

Airapetian, A. et al. (2014) Transverse target single-spin asymmetry in inclusive electroproduction of charged pions and kaons. Physics Letters B, 728, pp. 183-190. (doi:10.1016/j.physletb.2013.11.021)

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Abstract

Single-spin asymmetries were investigated in inclusive electroproduction of charged pions and kaons from transversely polarized protons at the Hermes experiment. The asymmetries were studied as a function of the azimuthal angle ψ about the beam direction between the target-spin direction and the hadron production plane, the transverse hadron momentum PT relative to the direction of the incident beam, and the Feynman variable xF . The sinψ amplitudes are positive for π+ and K+, slightly negative for π and consistent with zero for K, with particular PT but weak xF dependences. Especially large asymmetries are observed for two small subsamples of events, where also the scattered electron was recorded by the spectrometer.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mahon, Mr David and Murray, Dr Morgan and Hoek, Mr Matthias and Keri, Dr Tibor and Burns, Mr Jonathan and Kaiser, Professor Ralf and Lehmann, Dr Inti and Seitz, Dr Bjoern and Rosner, Professor Guenther
Authors: Airapetian, A., Akopov, N., Akopov, Z., Aschenauer, E. C., Augustyniak, W., Avetissian, A., Avetisyan, E., Belostotski, S., Blok, H. P., 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 Sanctis, E., Diefenthaler, M., Di Nezza, P., Düren, M., Ehrenfried, M., Elbakian, G., Ellinghaus, F., Etzelmüller, E., Felawka, L., Frullani, S., Gabbert, D., Gapienko, G., Gapienko, V., Garay García, J., Garibaldi, F., Gavrilov, G., Gharibyan, V., Giordano, F., Gliske, S., Hartig, M., Hasch, D., Hoek, M., Holler, Y., Hristova, I., Ivanilov, A., Jackson, H. E., Joosten, S., Kaiser, R., Karyan, G., Keri, T., Kinney, E., Kisselev, A., Korotkov, V., Kozlov, V., Kravchenko, P., Krivokhijine, V. G., Lagamba, L., Lapikás, L., Lehmann, I., Lenisa, P., Lorenzon, W., Lu, X.-G., Ma, B.-Q., Mahon, D., Manaenkov, S. I., Mao, Y., Marianski, B., Marukyan, H., Miyachi, Y., Movsisyan, A., Muccifora, V., Murray, M., Mussgiller, A., Naryshkin, Y., Nass, A., Negodaev, M., Nowak, W.-D., Pappalardo, L. L., Perez-Benito, R., Petrosyan, A., Reimer, P. E., Reolon, A. R., Riedl, C., Rith, K., Rosner, G., Rostomyan, A., Rubin, J., Ryckbosch, D., Salomatin, Y., Schäfer, A., Schnell, G., Seitz, B., Shibata, T.-A., Stahl, M., Statera, M., Steffens, E., Steijger, J. J. M., Stinzing, F., Taroian, S., Terkulov, A., Truty, R., Trzcinski, A., Tytgat, M., Van Haarlem, Y., Van Hulse, C., Veretennikov, D., Vikhrov, V., Vilardi, I., Vogel, C., Wang, S., Yaschenko, S., Ye, Z., Yen, S., 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
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2014 The Authors
First Published:First published in Physics Letters B 720:183-190
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570711Nuclear Physics GroupDavid IrelandScience & Technologies Facilities Council (STFC)ST/J000175/1P&A - PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY