Large-xF spin asymmetry in π0 production by 200-GeV polarized protons

D. L. Adams, N. Akchurin, N. I. Belikov, J. Bystricky, M. D. Corcoran, J. D. Cossairt, J. Cranshaw, A. A. Derevschikov, H. En'yo, H. Funahashi, Y. Goto, O. A. Grachov, D. P. Grosnick, D. A. Hill, K. Imai, Y. Itow, K. Iwatani, K. W. Krueger, K. Kuroda, M. LaghaiF. Lehar, A. de Lesquen, D. Lopiano, F. C. Luehring, T. Maki, S. Makino, A. Masaike, Yu A. Matulenko, A. P. Meschanin, A. Michalowicz, D. H. Miller, K. Miyake, T. Nagamine, F. Nessi-Tedaldi, M. Nessi, C. Nguyen, S. B. Nurushev, Y. Ohashi, Y. Onel, D. I. Patalakha, G. Pauletta, A. Penzo, A. L. Read, J. B. Roberts, L. van Rossum, V. L. Rykov, N. Saito, G. Salvato, P. Schiavon, J. Skeens, V. L. Solovyanov, H. Spinka, R. Takashima, F. Takeutchi, N. Tamura, N. Tanaka, D. G. Underwood, A. N. Vasiliev, A. Villari, J. L. White, S. Yamashita, A. Yokosawa, T. Yoshida, A. Zanetti

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Abstract

The spin asymmetry AN for inclusive π0 production by 200-GeV transversely-polarized protons on a liquid hydrogen target has been measured at Fermilab over a wide range of xF, with 0.5<pT<2 GeV/c. At xF>0.3, the asymmetry rises with increasing xF and reaches a value of AN=0.15±0.03 in the region 0.6<xF<0.8. This result provides new input regarding the question of the internal spin structure of transversely-polarized protons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-184
Number of pages4
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume56
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1992

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    Adams, D. L., Akchurin, N., Belikov, N. I., Bystricky, J., Corcoran, M. D., Cossairt, J. D., Cranshaw, J., Derevschikov, A. A., En'yo, H., Funahashi, H., Goto, Y., Grachov, O. A., Grosnick, D. P., Hill, D. A., Imai, K., Itow, Y., Iwatani, K., Krueger, K. W., Kuroda, K., ... Zanetti, A. (1992). Large-xF spin asymmetry in π0 production by 200-GeV polarized protons. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 56(2), 181-184. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01555512