Flavor asymmetry of the light quark sea from semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering

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The flavor asymmetry of the light quark sea of the nucleon is determined in the kinematic range 0.02 < x < 0.3 and 1 < Q2 < 10GeV2 for the first time from semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering. The quantity [d¯(x)- ¯u(x)]/[u(x)-d(x)] is derived from a relationship between the yields of positive and negative pions from unpolarized hydrogen and deuterium targets. The flavor asymmetry d¯ - u¯ is found to be nonzero and x dependent, showing an excess of d¯ over u¯ quarks in the proton. © 1998 The American Physical Society.

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  • Ackerstaff, K; Airapetian, A; Akopov, N; Akushevich, I; Amarian, M; Aschenauer, EC; Avakian, H; Avakian, R; Avetissian, A; Bains, B; Baumgarten, C; Beckmann, M; Belostotski, S; Belz, JE; Benisch, T; Bernreuther, S; Bianchi, N; Blouw, J; Böttcher, H; Borissov, A; Brack, J; Brauksiepe, S; Braun, B; Bray, B; Brons, S; Brückner, W; Brüll, A; Bruins, EEW; Bulten, HJ; Cadman, RV; Capitani, GP; Carter, P; Chumney, P; Cisbani, E; Court, GR; Dalpiaz, PF; Sanctis, ED; Schepper, DD; Devitsin, E; de Witt Huberts, PKA; Di Nezza, P; Düren, M; Dvoredsky, A; Elbakian, G; Fantoni, A; Fechtchenko, A; Ferstl, M; Fiedler, K; Filippone, BW; Fischer, H; Fox, B; Franz, J; Frullani, S; Funk, MA; Gagunashvili, ND; Gao, H; Gärber, Y; Garibaldi, F; Gavrilov, G; Geiger, P; Gharibyan, V; Giordjian, V; Golendukhin, A; Graw, G; Grebeniouk, O; Green, PW; Greeniaus, LG; Grosshauser, C; Gute, A; Haeberli, W; Hansen, JO; Hasch, D; Häusser, O; Henderson, R; Henkes, T; 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; Krivokhijine, VG; Kurisuno, M

Published Date

  • January 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 25

Start / End Page

  • 5519 - 5523

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1079-7114

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.81.5519

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