Single-spin azimuthal asymmetry in exclusive electroproduction of π+ mesons on transversely polarized protons

A. Airapetian, N. Akopov, Z. Akopov, E. C. Aschenauer, W. Augustyniak, A. Avetissian, E. Avetisyan, B. Ball, S. Belostotski, N. Bianchi, H. P. Blok, H. Böttcher, C. Bonomo, A. Borissov, V. Bryzgalov, J. Burns, M. Capiluppi, G. P. Capitani, E. Cisbani, G. CiulloM. Contalbrigo, P. F. Dalpiaz, W. Deconinck, R. De Leo, L. De Nardo, E. De Sanctis, M. Diefenthaler, P. Di Nezza, J. Dreschler, M. Düren, M. Ehrenfried, G. Elbakian, F. Ellinghaus, R. Fabbri, A. Fantoni, L. Felawka, S. Frullani, D. Gabbert, V. Gapienko, F. Garibaldi, V. Gharibyan, F. Giordano, S. Gliske, C. Hadjidakis, M. Hartig, D. Hasch, G. Hill, A. Hillenbrand, M. Hoek, Y. Holler, I. Hristova, Y. Imazu, A. Ivanilov, H. E. Jackson, H. S. Jo, S. Joosten, R. Kaiser, T. Keri, E. Kinney, A. Kisselev, N. Kobayashi, V. Korotkov, P. Kravchenko, L. Lagamba, R. Lamb, L. Lapikás, I. Lehmann, P. Lenisa, L. A. Linden-Levy, A. López Ruiz, W. Lorenzon, X. G. Lu, X. R. Lu, B. Q. Ma, D. Mahon, N. C.R. Makins, S. I. Manaenkov, L. Manfré, Y. Mao, B. Marianski, B. Martinez de la Ossa, H. Marukyan, C. A. Miller, Y. Miyachi, A. Movsisyan, V. Muccifora, M. Murray, A. Mussgiller, E. Nappi, Y. Naryshkin, A. Nass, W. D. Nowak, L. L. Pappalardo, R. Perez-Benito, P. E. Reimer, A. R. Reolon, C. Riedl, K. Rith, G. Rosner, A. Rostomyan, J. Rubin, D. Ryckbosch, Y. Salomatin, F. Sanftl, A. Schäfer, G. Schnell, K. P. Schüler, B. Seitz, T. A. Shibata, V. Shutov, M. Stancari, M. Statera, J. J.M. Steijger, H. Stenzel, J. Stewart, S. Taroian, A. Terkulov, A. Trzcinski, M. Tytgat, A. Vandenbroucke, P. B. van der Nat, Y. Van Haarlem, C. Van Hulse, M. Varanda, D. Veretennikov, V. Vikhrov, I. Vilardi, C. Vogel, S. Wang, S. Yaschenko, H. Ye, Z. Ye, S. Yen, W. Yu, D. Zeiler, B. Zihlmann, P. Zupranski

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Abstract

Exclusive electroproduction of π+ mesons was studied by scattering 27.6 GeV positrons or electrons off a transversely polarized hydrogen target. The single-spin azimuthal asymmetry with respect to target polarization was measured as a function of the Mandelstam variable t, the Bjorken scaling variable xB, and the virtuality Q2 of the exchanged photon. The extracted Fourier components of the asymmetry were found to be consistent with zero, except one that was found to be large and that involves interference of contributions from longitudinal and transverse virtual photons.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)345-350
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume682
Issue number4-5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 4 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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