Leading order determination of the gluon polarisation from DIS events with high-pT hadron pairs

C. Adolph, M. G. Alekseev, V. Yu Alexakhin, Yu Alexandrov, G. D. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, A. A. Antonov, A. Austregesilo, B. Badełek, F. Balestra, J. Barth, G. Baum, Y. Bedfer, J. Bernhard, R. Bertini, M. Bettinelli, K. Bicker, J. Bieling, R. Birsa, J. BisplinghoffPaula Bordalo, F. Bradamante, C. Braun, A. Bravar, A. Bressan, E. Burtin, D. Chaberny, M. Chiosso, S. U. Chung, A. Cicuttin, M. L. Crespo, S. Dalla Torre, S. Das, S. S. Dasgupta, O. Yu Denisov, L. Dhara, S. V. Donskov, N. Doshita, V. Duic, W. Dünnweber, M. Dziewiecki, A. Efremov, C. Elia, P. D. Eversheim, W. Eyrich, M. Faessler, A. Ferrero, A. Filin, M. Finger, M. Finger, H. Fischer, C. Franco, N. du Fresne von Hohenesche, J. M. Friedrich, R. Garfagnini, F. Gautheron, O. P. Gavrichtchouk, R. Gazda, S. Gerassimov, R. Geyer, M. Giorgi, I. Gnesi, B. Gobbo, S. Goertz, S. Grabmüller, A. Grasso, B. Grube, R. Gushterski, A. Guskov, T. Guthörl, F. Haas, D. von Harrach, S. Hedicke, F. H. Heinsius, F. Herrmann, C. Heß, F. Hinterberger, N. Horikawa, Ch Höppner, N. d'Hose, S. Huber, S. Ishimoto, O. Ivanov, Yu Ivanshin, T. Iwata, R. Jahn, P. Jasinski, R. Joosten, E. Kabuß, D. Kang, B. Ketzer, G. V. Khaustov, Yu A. Khokhlov, Yu Kisselev, F. Klein, K. Klimaszewski, S. Koblitz, J. H. Koivuniemi, V. N. Kolosov, K. Kondo, K. Königsmann, I. Konorov, V. F. Konstantinov, A. Korzenev, A. M. Kotzinian, O. Kouznetsov, M. Krämer, Z. V. Kroumchtein, F. Kunne*, K. Kurek, L. Lauser, J. M. Le Goff, A. A. Lednev, A. Lehmann, S. Levorato, J. Lichtenstadt, A. Maggiora, A. Magnon, N. Makke, G. K. Mallot, A. Mann, C. Marchand, A. Martin, J. Marzec, T. Matsuda, W. Meyer, T. Michigami, Yu V. Mikhailov, M. A. Moinester, A. Morreale, A. Mutter, A. Nagaytsev, T. Nagel, J. P. Nassalski, F. Nerling, S. Neubert, D. Neyret, V. I. Nikolaenko, W. D. Nowak, A. S. Nunes, A. G. Olshevsky, M. Ostrick, A. Padee, R. Panknin, D. Panzieri, B. Parsamyan, S. Paul, E. Perevalova, G. Pesaro, D. V. Peshekhonov, G. Piragino, S. Platchkov, J. Pochodzalla, J. Polak, V. A. Polyakov, G. Pontecorvo, J. Pretz, S. L. Procureur, M. Quaresma, C. Quintans, J. F. Rajotte, S. Ramos, V. Rapatsky, G. Reicherz, A. Richter, E. Rocco, E. Rondio, N. S. Rossiyskaya, D. I. Ryabchikov, V. D. Samoylenko, A. Sandacz, M. G. Sapozhnikov, S. Sarkar, I. A. Savin, G. Sbrizzai, P. Schiavon, C. Schill, T. Schlüter, K. Schmidt, L. Schmitt, K. Schönning, S. Schopferer, M. Schott, O. Yu Shevchenko, L. Silva, L. Sinha, A. N. Sissakian, M. Slunecka, G. I. Smirnov, S. Sosio, F. Sozzi, A. Srnka, M. Stolarski, M. Sulc, R. Sulej, P. Sznajder, S. Takekawa, J. Ter Wolbeek, S. Tessaro, F. Tessarotto, L. G. Tkatchev, S. Uhl, I. Uman, M. Vandenbroucke, M. Virius, N. V. Vlassov, L. Wang, R. Windmolders, W. Wiślicki, H. Wollny, K. Zaremba, M. Zavertyaev, E. Zemlyanichkina, M. Ziembicki, N. Zhuravlev, A. Zvyagin

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Abstract

We present a determination of the gluon polarisation δg/g in the nucleon, based on the longitudinal double-spin asymmetry of DIS events with Q2>1(GeV/c)2 including a pair of large transverse-momentum hadrons in the final state. The data were obtained by the COMPASS experiment at CERN using a 160 GeV/c polarised muon beam scattering off a polarised LiD6 target. The gluon polarisation is evaluated by a Neural Network approach for three intervals of the gluon momentum fraction xg covering the range 0.04<xg<0.27. The values obtained at leading order in QCD do not show any significant dependence on xg. Their average is δg/g=0.125±0.060(stat.)±0.063(syst.) at average xg=0.09 and a scale of μ2=3(GeV/c)2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)922-930
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume718
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 8 Jan 2013

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