Neutron transversity measurement at Jefferson Lab with a polarized 3 He target

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A first measurement of single target spin asymmetry (SSA) from semi-inclusive electroproduction of charged pions from a transversely polarized 3He target in deep-inelastic-scattering kinematics will take data in Hall A at Jefferson Lab in 2008. Such SSA will allow for an extraction of the much desired information on the Collins and Sivers asymmetry from the "neutron" in order to probe the quark transversity distributions. The experiment will be a coincidence measurement with the BigBite spectrometer detecting the scattered electrons and the left-arm HRS spectrometer detecting the charged pions. The prospect of future 11∈GeV measurements at Jefferson Lab in Hall A using a solenoid magnetic detector system is also discussed in this talk. © 2007 Springer-Verlag.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gao, H; Chen, JP; Cisbani, E; Jiang, X; Peng, JC; Qian, X; Zhu, LY

Published Date

  • December 1, 2007

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1-2

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 52

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0177-7963

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s00601-007-0186-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus