Single spin asymmetries of inclusive hadrons produced in electron scattering from a transversely polarized 3 He target

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We report the first measurement of target single spin asymmetries (AN) in the inclusive hadron production reaction, e+3He↑→h+X, using a transversely polarized 3He target. The experiment was conducted at Jefferson Lab in Hall A using a 5.9-GeV electron beam. Three types of hadrons (π±, K±, and proton) were detected in the transverse hadron momentum range 0.54 < 0.74 GeV/c. The range of xF for pions was -0.29 < -0.23 and for kaons was -0.25 < -0.18. The observed asymmetry strongly depends on the type of hadron. A positive asymmetry is observed for π+ and K+. A negative asymmetry is observed for π-. The magnitudes of the asymmetries follow |Aπ-|<|Aπ+|<|AK+|. The K- and proton asymmetries are consistent with zero within the experimental uncertainties. The π+ and π- asymmetries measured for the 3He target and extracted for neutrons are opposite in sign with a small increase observed as a function of pT. © 2014 American Physical Society.

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  • Allada, K; Zhao, YX; Aniol, K; Annand, JRM; Averett, T; Benmokhtar, F; Bertozzi, W; Bradshaw, PC; Bosted, P; Camsonne, A; Canan, M; Cates, GD; Chen, C; Chen, JP; Chen, W; Chirapatpimol, K; Chudakov, E; Cisbani, E; Cornejo, JC; Cusanno, F; Dalton, M; Deconinck, W; De Jager, CW; De Leo, R; Deng, X; Deur, A; Ding, H; Dolph, PAM; Dutta, C; Dutta, D; El Fassi, L; Frullani, S; Gao, H; Garibaldi, F; Gaskell, D; Gilad, S; Gilman, R; Glamazdin, O; Golge, S; Guo, L; Hamilton, D; Hansen, O; Higinbotham, DW; Holmstrom, T; Huang, J; Huang, M; Ibrahim, HF; Iodice, M; Jiang, X; Jin, G; Jones, MK; Katich, J; Kelleher, A; Kim, W; Kolarkar, A; Korsch, W; Lerose, JJ; Li, X; Li, Y; Lindgren, R; Liyanage, N; Long, E; Lu, HJ; Margaziotis, DJ; Markowitz, P; Marrone, S; McNulty, D; Meziani, ZE; Michaels, R; Moffit, B; Camacho, CM; Nanda, S; Narayan, A; Nelyubin, V; Norum, B; Oh, Y; Osipenko, M; Parno, D; Peng, JC; Phillips, SK; Posik, M; Puckett, AJR; Qian, X; Qiang, Y; Rakhman, A; Ransome, R; Riordan, S; Saha, A; Sawatzky, B; Schulte, E; Shahinyan, A; Shabestari, MH; ┼áirca, S; Stepanyan, S; Subedi, R; Sulkosky, V; Tang, LG; Tobias, A; Urciuoli, GM; Vilardi, I

Published Date

  • April 7, 2014

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Volume / Issue

  • 89 / 4

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1089-490X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.89.042201

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  • Scopus