Precise measurements of beam spin asymmetries in semi-inclusive pi(0) production

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Abstract

We present studies of single-spin asymmetries for neutral pion electroproduction in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering of 5.776 GeV polarized electrons from an unpolarized hydrogen target, using the CEBAF Large Acceptance Spectrometer (CLAS) at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility. A substantial sin phi(h) amplitude has been measured in the distribution of the cross section asymmetry as a function of the azimuthal angle phi(h) of the produced neutral pion. The dependence of this amplitude on Bjorken x and on the pion transverse momentum is extracted with significantly higher precision than previous data and is compared to model calculations. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-402
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume704
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Oct 2011

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