Observation of beam spin asymmetries in the process ep→e^{'}π^{+}π^{-}X with CLAS12

Hayward, T. B. et al. (2021) Observation of beam spin asymmetries in the process ep→e^{'}π^{+}π^{-}X with CLAS12. Physical Review Letters, 126(15), 152501. (doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.126.152501)

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The observation of beam spin asymmetries in two-pion production in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering off an unpolarized proton target is reported. The data presented here were taken in the fall of 2018 with the CLAS12 spectrometer using a 10.6 GeV longitudinally spin-polarized electron beam delivered by CEBAF at JLab. The measured asymmetries provide the first opportunity to extract the parton distribution function e(x), which provides information about the interaction between gluons and quarks, in a collinear framework that offers cleaner access than previous measurements. The asymmetries also constitute the first ever signal sensitive to the helicity-dependent two-pion fragmentation function G_{1}^{⊥}. A clear sign change is observed around the ρ mass that appears in model calculations and is indicative of the dependence of the produced pions on the helicity of the fragmenting quark.

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Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sokhan, Dr Daria and Thornton, Adam and Glazier, Dr Derek and Naidoo, Paul and MacGregor, Professor Douglas and McKinnon, Dr Bryan and Tyson, Mr Richard and Livingston, Dr Kenneth and Ireland, Professor David
Authors: Hayward, T. B., Dilks, C., Vossen, A., Avakian, H., Adhikari, S., Angelini, G., Arratia, M., Atac, H., Ayerbe Gayoso, C., Baltzell, N. A., Barion, L., Battaglieri, M., Bedlinskiy, I., Benmokhtar, F., Bianconi, A., Biselli, A. S., Bondì, M., Bossù, F., Boiarinov, S., Briscoe, W. J., Brooks, W. K., Bulumulla, D., Burkert, V. D., Carman, D. S., Carvajal, J. C., Celentano, A., Chatagnon, P., Chetry, T., Ciullo, G., Clary, B. A., Cole, P. L., Contalbrigo, M., Costantini, G., Crede, V., D'Angelo, A., Dashyan, N., De Vita, R., Defurne, M., Deur, A., Diehl, S., Djalali, C., Dupre, R., Dugger, M., Egiyan, H., Ehrhart, M., El Alaoui, A., El Fassi, L., Elouadrhiri, L., Fegan, S., Filippi, A., Forest, T. A., Gavalian, G., Gilfoyle, G. P., Girod, F. X., Glazier, D. I., Golubenko, A. A., Gothe, R. W., Gotra, Y., Griffioen, K. A., Guidal, M., Hafidi, K., Hakobyan, H., Hattawy, M., Hauenstein, F., Hicks, K., Hobart, A., Holtrop, M., Ireland, D. G., Isupov, E. L., Jo, H. S., Joo, K., Joosten, S., Keller, D., Khachatryan, M., Khanal, A., Kim, A., Kim, W., Kripko, A., Kubarovsky, V., Kuhn, S. E., Lanza, L., Leali, M., Lee, S., Lenisa, P., Livingston, K., MacGregor, I.D. D., Marchand, D., Markov, N., Marsicano, L., Mascagna, V., McKinnon, B., Meziani, Z. E., Mirazita, M., Mokeev, V., Movsisyan, A., Munoz Camacho, C., Nadel-Turonski, P., Naidoo, P., Nanda, S., Neupane, K., Niccolai, S., Niculescu, G., O'Connell, T. R., Osipenko, M., Paolone, M., Pappalardo, L. L., Paremuzyan, R., Pasyuk, E., Phelps, W., Pogorelko, O., Prok, Y., Raue, B. A., Ripani, M., Ritman, J., Rizzo, A., Rossi, P., Rowley, J., Sabatié, F., Salgado, C., Schmidt, A., Segarra, E. P., Sharabian, Y. G., Shrestha, U., Sokhan, D., Soto, O., Sparveris, N., Stepanyan, S., Strakovsky, I. I., Strauch, S., Thornton, A., Tyler, N., Tyson, R., Ungaro, M., Venturelli, L., Voskanyan, H., Voutier, E., Watts, D. P., Wei, K., Wei, X., Wood, M. H., Yale, B., Zachariou, N., and Zhang, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN (Online):1079-7114
Copyright Holders:Copyright © The Author(s) 2021
First Published:First published in Physical Review Letters 126(15):152501
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