Precision measurements of g1 of the proton and of the deuteron with 6 GeV electrons

Y. Prok, P. Bosted, N. Kvaltine, K. P. Adhikari, D. Adikaram, M. Aghasyan, M. J. Amaryan, M. D. Anderson, S. Anefalos Pereira, H. Avakian, H. Baghdasaryan, J. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, M. Battaglieri, A. S. Biselli, J. Bono, W. J. Briscoe, J. Brock, W. K. Brooks, S. BültmannV. D. Burkert, C. Carlin, D. S. Carman, A. Celentano, S. Chandavar, L. Colaneri, P. L. Cole, M. Contalbrigo, O. Cortes, D. Crabb, V. Crede, A. D'Angelo, N. Dashyan, R. De Vita, E. De Sanctis, A. Deur, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, D. Doughty, R. Dupre, A. El Alaoui, L. El Fassi, L. Elouadrhiri, G. Fedotov, S. Fegan, R. Fersch, J. A. Fleming, T. A. Forest, M. Garçon, B. Garillon, N. Gevorgyan, Y. Ghandilyan, G. P. Gilfoyle, F. X. Girod, K. L. Giovanetti, J. T. Goetz, W. Gohn, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, B. Guegan, N. Guler, K. Hafidi, C. Hanretty, N. Harrison, M. Hattawy, K. Hicks, D. Ho, M. Holtrop, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, S. Jawalkar, X. Jiang, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, N. Kalantarians, C. Keith, D. Keller, M. Khandaker, A. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, S. Koirala, V. Kubarovsky, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, P. Lenisa, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, I. J.D. Macgregor, N. Markov, M. Mayer, B. McKinnon, D. Meekins, T. Mineeva, M. Mirazita, V. Mokeev, R. A. Montgomery, H. Moutarde, A. Movsisyan, E. Munevar, C. Munoz Camacho, P. Nadel-Turonski, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, L. L. Pappalardo, R. Paremuzyan, K. Park, P. Peng, J. J. Phillips, J. Pierce, S. Pisano, O. Pogorelko, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, D. Protopopescu, A. J.R. Puckett, B. A. Raue, D. Rimal, M. Ripani, A. Rizzo, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, P. Roy, F. Sabatié, M. S. Saini, C. Salgado, D. Schott, R. A. Schumacher, E. Seder, Y. G. Sharabian, A. Simonyan, C. Smith, G. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, V. Sytnik, M. Taiuti, W. Tang, S. Tkachenko, M. Ungaro, B. Vernarsky, A. V. Vlassov, H. Voskanyan, E. Voutier, N. K. Walford, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, N. Zachariou, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. W. Zhao, I. Zonta

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Abstract

The inclusive polarized structure functions of the proton and deuteron, g1p and g1d, were measured with high statistical precision using polarized 6 GeV electrons incident on a polarized ammonia target in Hall B at Jefferson Laboratory. Electrons scattered at laboratory angles between 18 and 45 degrees were detected using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS). For the usual deep inelastic region kinematics, Q2>1 GeV2 and the final-state invariant mass W>2 GeV, the ratio of polarized to unpolarized structure functions g1/F1 is found to be nearly independent of Q2 at fixed x. Significant resonant structure is apparent at values of W up to 2.3 GeV. In the framework of perturbative quantum chromodynamics, the high-W results can be used to better constrain the polarization of quarks and gluons in the nucleon, as well as high-twist contributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number025212
JournalPhysical Review C - Nuclear Physics
Volume90
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 2014

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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