Single spin asymmetries in charged kaon production from semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering on a transversely polarized He 3 target
We report the first measurement of target single spin asymmetries of charged kaons produced in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering of electrons off a transversely polarized He3 target. Both the Collins and Sivers moments, which are related to the nucleon transversity and Sivers distributions, respectively, are extracted over the kinematic range of 0.1<0.4 for K+ and K- production. While the Collins and Sivers moments for K+ are consistent with zero within the experimental uncertainties, both moments for K- favor negative values. The Sivers moments are compared to the theoretical prediction from a phenomenological fit to the world data. While the K+ Sivers moments are consistent with the prediction, the K- results differ from the prediction at the 2-sigma level.
Zhao, YX; Wang, Y; Allada, K; 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, MM; 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; Muñoz Camacho, C; 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; Širca, S; Stepanyan, S; Subedi, R; Sulkosky, V; Tang, LG; Tobias, A; Urciuoli, GM
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