Precise measurements of beam spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive π0 production

M. Aghasyan, H. Avakian, P. Rossi, E. De Sanctis, D. Hasch, M. Mirazita, D. Adikaram, M. J. Amaryan, M. Anghinolfi, H. Baghdasaryan, J. Ball, M. Battaglieri, V. Batourine, I. Bedlinskiy, R. P. Bennett, A. S. Biselli, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, S. Bültmann, V. D. BurkertD. S. Carman, S. Chandavar, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, M. Contalbrigo, V. Crede, A. D'Angelo, A. Daniel, N. Dashyan, R. De Vita, A. Deur, B. Dey, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, D. Doughty, R. Dupre, H. Egiyan, A. El Alaoui, L. Elouadrhiri, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, S. Fegan, A. Fradi, M. Y. Gabrielyan, M. Garçon, N. Gevorgyan, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, W. Gohn, E. Golovatch, R. W. Gothe, L. Graham, K. A. Griffioen, B. Guegan, M. Guidal, N. Guler, L. Guo, K. Hafidi, C. Hanretty, K. Hicks, M. Holtrop, C. E. Hyde, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, E. L. Isupov, S. S. Jawalkar, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, D. Keller, M. Khandaker, P. Khetarpal, A. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, V. Kubarovsky, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, V. Kuznetsov, N. D. Kvaltine, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, I. J.D. MacGregor, N. Markov, M. Mayer, J. McAndrew, B. McKinnon, C. A. Meyer, A. M. Micherdzinska, V. Mokeev, B. Moreno, H. Moutarde, E. Munevar, P. Nadel-Turonski, A. Ni, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, M. Paolone, L. Pappalardo, R. Paremuzyan, K. Park, S. Park, E. Pasyuk, S. Anefalos Pereira, E. Phelps, S. Pisano, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, B. A. Raue, G. Ricco, D. Rimal, M. Ripani, G. Rosner, F. Sabatié, M. S. Saini, C. Salgado, D. Schott, R. A. Schumacher, E. Seder, H. Seraydaryan, Y. G. Sharabian, G. D. Smith, D. I. Sober, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, P. Stoler, I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, W. Tang, C. E. Taylor, S. Tkachenko, M. Ungaro, H. Voskanyan, E. Voutier, D. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. H. Wood, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao

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Abstract

We present studies of single-spin asymmetries for neutral pion electroproduction in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering of 5.776 GeV polarized electrons from an unpolarized hydrogen target, using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. A substantial sinφh amplitude has been measured in the distribution of the cross section asymmetry as a function of the azimuthal angle φh of the produced neutral pion. The dependence of this amplitude on Bjorken x and on the pion transverse momentum is extracted with significantly higher precision than previous data and is compared to model calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume704
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 25 2011

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    Aghasyan, M., Avakian, H., Rossi, P., De Sanctis, E., Hasch, D., Mirazita, M., Adikaram, D., Amaryan, M. J., Anghinolfi, M., Baghdasaryan, H., Ball, J., Battaglieri, M., Batourine, V., Bedlinskiy, I., Bennett, R. P., Biselli, A. S., Branford, D., Briscoe, W. J., Bültmann, S., ... Zhao, Z. W. (2011). Precise measurements of beam spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive π0 production. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 704(5), 397-402. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2011.09.044