Measurement of the Transverse Single-Spin Asymmetry in p^{↑}+p→W^{±}/Z^{0} at RHIC.

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We present the measurement of the transverse single-spin asymmetry of weak boson production in transversely polarized proton-proton collisions at sqrt[s]=500  GeV by the STAR experiment at RHIC. The measured observable is sensitive to the Sivers function, one of the transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution functions, which is predicted to have the opposite sign in proton-proton collisions from that observed in deep inelastic lepton-proton scattering. These data provide the first experimental investigation of the nonuniversality of the Sivers function, fundamental to our understanding of QCD.

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  • Adamczyk, L; Adkins, JK; Agakishiev, G; Aggarwal, MM; Ahammed, Z; Alekseev, I; Aparin, A; Arkhipkin, D; Aschenauer, EC; Attri, A; Averichev, GS; Bai, X; Bairathi, V; Banerjee, A; Bellwied, R; Bhasin, A; Bhati, AK; Bhattarai, P; Bielcik, J; Bielcikova, J; Bland, LC; Bordyuzhin, IG; Bouchet, J; Brandenburg, JD; Brandin, AV; Bunzarov, I; Butterworth, J; Caines, H; Calderón de la Barca Sánchez, M; Campbell, JM; Cebra, D; Chakaberia, I; Chaloupka, P; Chang, Z; Chattopadhyay, S; Chen, X; Chen, JH; Cheng, J; Cherney, M; Christie, W; Contin, G; Crawford, HJ; Das, S; De Silva, LC; Debbe, RR; Dedovich, TG; Deng, J; Derevschikov, AA; di Ruzza, B; Didenko, L; Dilks, C; Dong, X; Drachenberg, JL; Draper, JE; Du, CM; Dunkelberger, LE; Dunlop, JC; Efimov, LG; Engelage, J; Eppley, G; Esha, R; Evdokimov, O; Eyser, O; Fatemi, R; Fazio, S; Federic, P; Fedorisin, J; Feng, Z; Filip, P; Fisyak, Y; Flores, CE; Fulek, L; Gagliardi, CA; Garand, D; Geurts, F; Gibson, A; Girard, M; Greiner, L; Grosnick, D; Gunarathne, DS; Guo, Y; Gupta, A; Gupta, S; Guryn, W; Hamad, A; Hamed, A; Haque, R; Harris, JW; He, L; Heppelmann, S; Hirsch, A; Hoffmann, GW; Hofman, DJ; Horvat, S; Huang, X; Huang, HZ; Huang, B; Huang, T; Huck, P; Humanic, TJ; Igo, G; Jacobs, WW; Jang, H; Jentsch, A; Jia, J; Jiang, K; Judd, EG; Kabana, S; Kalinkin, D; Kang, K; Kauder, K; Ke, HW; Keane, D; Kechechyan, A; Khan, ZH; Kikoła, DP; Kisel, I; Kisiel, A; Kochenda, L; Koetke, DD; Kosarzewski, LK; Kraishan, AF; Kravtsov, P; Krueger, K; Kumar, L; Lamont, MAC; Landgraf, JM; Landry, KD; Lauret, J; Lebedev, A; Lednicky, R; Lee, JH; Li, C; Li, Y; Li, W; Li, X; Lin, T; Lisa, MA; Liu, F; Ljubicic, T; Llope, WJ; Lomnitz, M; Longacre, RS; Luo, X; Ma, R; Ma, L; Ma, GL; Ma, YG; Magdy, N; Majka, R; Manion, A; Margetis, S; Markert, C; McDonald, D; Meehan, K; Mei, JC; Minaev, NG; Mioduszewski, S; Mishra, D; Mohanty, B; Mondal, MM; Morozov, DA; Mustafa, MK; Nandi, BK; Nasim, M; Nayak, TK; Nigmatkulov, G; Niida, T; Nogach, LV; Noh, SY; Novak, J; Nurushev, SB; Odyniec, G; Ogawa, A; Oh, K; Okorokov, VA; Olvitt, D; Page, BS; Pak, R; Pan, YX; Pandit, Y; Panebratsev, Y; Pawlik, B; Pei, H; Perkins, C; Pile, P; Pluta, J; Poniatowska, K; Porter, J; Posik, M; Poskanzer, AM; Pruthi, NK; Putschke, J; Qiu, H; Quintero, A; Ramachandran, S; Raniwala, R; Raniwala, S; Ray, RL; Ritter, HG; Roberts, JB; Rogachevskiy, OV; Romero, JL; Roy, A; Ruan, L; Rusnak, J; Rusnakova, O; Sahoo, NR; Sahu, PK; Sakrejda, I; Salur, S; Sandweiss, J; Sarkar, A; Schambach, J; Scharenberg, RP; Schmah, AM; Schmidke, WB; Schmitz, N; Seger, J; Seyboth, P; Shah, N; Shahaliev, E; Shanmuganathan, PV; Shao, M; Sharma, MK; Sharma, B; Shen, WQ; Shi, Z; Shi, SS; Shou, QY; Sichtermann, EP; Sikora, R; Simko, M; Singha, S; Skoby, MJ; Smirnov, D; Smirnov, N; Solyst, W; Song, L; Sorensen, P; Spinka, HM; Srivastava, B; Stanislaus, TDS; Stepanov, M; Stock, R; Strikhanov, M; Stringfellow, B; Sumbera, M; Summa, B; Sun, Y; Sun, Z; Sun, XM; Surrow, B; Svirida, DN; Tang, AH; Tang, Z; Tarnowsky, T; Tawfik, A; Thäder, J; Thomas, JH; Timmins, AR; Tlusty, D; Todoroki, T; Tokarev, M; Trentalange, S; Tribble, RE; Tribedy, P; Tripathy, SK; Tsai, OD; Ullrich, T; Underwood, DG; Upsal, I; Van Buren, G; van Nieuwenhuizen, G; Vandenbroucke, M; Varma, R; Vasiliev, AN; Vertesi, R; Videbæk, F; Vokal, S; Voloshin, SA; Vossen, A; Wang, JS; Wang, Y; Wang, F; Wang, H; Wang, G; Webb, JC; Webb, G; Wen, L; Westfall, GD; Wieman, H; Wissink, SW; Witt, R; Wu, Y; Xiao, ZG; Xie, X; Xie, W; Xin, K; Xu, N; Xu, YF; Xu, Z; Xu, QH; Xu, J; Xu, H; Yang, Q; Yang, Y; Yang, S; Yang, C; Ye, Z; Yepes, P; Yi, L; Yip, K; Yoo, I-K; Yu, N; Zbroszczyk, H; Zha, W; Zhang, S; Zhang, Z; Zhang, JB; Zhang, Y; Zhang, J; Zhang, XP; Zhao, J; Zhong, C; Zhou, L; Zhu, X; Zoulkarneeva, Y; Zyzak, M; STAR Collaboration,

Published Date

  • April 2016

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Volume / Issue

  • 116 / 13

Start / End Page

  • 132301 -

PubMed ID

  • 27081970

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27081970

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/physrevlett.116.132301

Language

  • eng