Evidence for a single-spin azimuthal asymmetry in semi-inclusive pion electroproduction

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Single-spin asymmetries for semi-inclusive pion production in deep-inelastic scattering have been measured for the first time. A significant target-spin asymmetry of the distribution in the azimuthal angle φ of the pion relative to the lepton scattering plane was formed for π+ electroproduction on a longitudinally polarized hydrogen target. The corresponding analyzing power in the sinφ moment of the cross section is 0.022±0.005±0.003. This result can be interpreted as the effect of terms in the cross section involving chiral-odd spin distribution functions in combination with a chiral-odd fragmentation function that is sensitive to the transverse polarization of the fragmenting quark. © 2000 The American Physical Society.

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  • Airapetian, A; Akopov, N; Amarian, M; Aschenauer, EC; Avakian, H; Avakian, R; Avetissian, A; Avetissian, E; Bains, B; Baumgarten, C; Beckmann, M; Belostotski, S; Belz, JE; Benisch, T; Bernreuther, S; Bianchi, N; Blouw, J; Böttcher, H; Borissov, A; Bouwhuis, M; Brack, J; Brauksiepe, S; Braun, B; Bray, B; Brons, S; Brückner, W; Brüll, A; Bruins, EEW; Bulten, HJ; Capitani, GP; Carter, P; Chumney, P; Cisbani, E; Court, GR; Dalpiaz, PF; De Sanctis, E; De Schepper, D; Devitsin, E; de Witt Huberts, PKA; Di Nezza, P; Düren, M; Dvoredsky, A; Elbakian, G; Ely, J; Fantoni, A; Fechtchenko, A; Ferstl, M; Fiedler, K; Filippone, BW; Fischer, H; Fox, B; Franz, J; Frullani, S; Funk, MA; Gärber, Y; Gao, H; Garibaldi, F; Gavrilov, G; Geiger, P; Gharibyan, V; Golendukhin, A; Graw, G; Grebeniouk, O; Green, PW; Greeniaus, LG; Grosshauser, C; Guidal, M; Gute, A; Gyurjyan, V; Haas, JP; Haeberli, W; Hansen, JO; Hartig, M; Hasch, D; Häusser, O; Heinsius, FH; Henderson, R; Henoch, M; Hertenberger, R; Holler, Y; Holt, RJ; Hoprich, W; Ihssen, H; Iodice, M; Izotov, A; Jackson, HE; Jgoun, A; Kaiser, R; Kinney, E; Kisselev, A; Kitching, P; Kobayashi, H; Koch, N; Königsmann, K; Kolstein, M; Kolster, H; Korotkov, V; Korsch, W; Kozlov, V; Kramer, LH

Published Date

  • January 1, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 84 / 18

Start / End Page

  • 4047 - 4051

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.84.4047

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  • Scopus