Measurement of the Collins and Sivers asymmetries on transversely polarised protons

M. G. Alekseev, V. Yu Alexakhin, Yu Alexandrov, G. D. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, A. Austregesilo, B. Badełek, F. Balestra, J. Ball, J. Barth, G. Baum, Y. Bedfer, J. Bernhard, R. Bertini, M. Bettinelli, R. Birsa, J. Bisplinghoff, P. Bordalo, F. Bradamante, A. BravarA. Bressan, G. Brona, E. Burtin, M. P. Bussa, D. Chaberny, M. Chiosso, S. U. Chung, A. Cicuttin, M. Colantoni, M. L. Crespo, S. Dalla Torre, S. Das, S. S. Dasgupta, O. Yu Denisov, L. Dhara, V. Diaz, S. V. Donskov, N. Doshita, V. Duic, W. Dünnweber, A. Efremov, A. El Alaoui, C. Elia, P. D. Eversheim, W. Eyrich, M. Faessler, A. Ferrero, A. Filin, M. Finger, M. Finger, H. Fischer, C. Franco, 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, F. Haas, D. von Harrach, T. Hasegawa, F. H. Heinsius, R. Hermann, F. Herrmann, C. Heß, F. Hinterberger, N. Horikawa, Ch Höppner, N. d'Hose, C. Ilgner, S. Ishimoto, O. Ivanov, Yu Ivanshin, T. Iwata, R. Jahn, P. Jasinski, G. Jegou, R. Joosten, E. Kabuß, W. Käfer, 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, R. Konopka, I. Konorov, V. F. Konstantinov, A. Korzenev, A. M. Kotzinian, O. Kouznetsov, K. Kowalik, M. Krämer, A. Kral, Z. V. Kroumchtein, R. Kuhn, F. Kunne, K. Kurek, L. Lauser, J. M. Le Goff, A. A. Lednev, A. Lehmann, S. Levorato, J. Lichtenstadt, T. Liska, A. Maggiora, M. Maggiora, A. Magnon, G. K. Mallot, A. Mann, C. Marchand, A. Martin, J. Marzec, F. Massmann, T. Matsuda, W. Meyer, T. Michigami, Yu V. Mikhailov, M. A. Moinester, A. Mutter, A. Nagaytsev, T. Nagel, J. Nassalski, T. Negrini, F. Nerling, S. Neubert, D. Neyret, V. I. Nikolaenko, A. S. Nunes, A. G. Olshevsky, M. Ostrick, A. Padee, R. Panknin, D. Panzieri, B. Parsamyan, S. Paul, B. Pawlukiewicz-Kaminska, E. Perevalova, G. Pesaro, D. V. Peshekhonov, G. Piragino, S. Platchkov, J. Pochodzalla, J. Polak, V. A. Polyakov, G. Pontecorvo, J. Pretz, C. Quintans, J. F. Rajotte, S. Ramos, V. Rapatsky, G. Reicherz, A. Richter, F. Robinet, E. Rocco, E. Rondio, D. I. Ryabchikov, V. D. Samoylenko, A. Sandacz, H. Santos, M. G. Sapozhnikov, S. Sarkar, I. A. Savin, G. Sbrizzai, P. Schiavon, C. Schill, T. Schlüter, L. Schmitt, S. Schopferer, W. Schröder, O. Yu Shevchenko, H. W. Siebert, L. Silva, L. Sinha, A. N. Sissakian, M. Slunecka, G. I. Smirnov, S. Sosio, F. Sozzi, A. Srnka, M. Stolarski, M. Sulc, R. Sulej, S. Takekawa, S. Tessaro, F. Tessarotto, A. Teufel, L. G. Tkatchev, S. Uhl, I. Uman, M. Virius, N. V. Vlassov, A. Vossen, Q. Weitzel, R. Windmolders, W. Wiślicki, H. Wollny, K. Zaremba, M. Zavertyaev, E. Zemlyanichkina, M. Ziembicki, J. Zhao, N. Zhuravlev, A. Zvyagin

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Abstract

The Collins and Sivers asymmetries for charged hadrons produced in deeply inelastic scattering on transversely polarised protons have been extracted from the data collected in 2007 with the CERN SPS muon beam tuned at 160 GeV/. c. At large values of the Bjorken x variable non-zero Collins asymmetries are observed both for positive and negative hadrons while the Sivers asymmetry for positive hadrons is slightly positive over almost all the measured x range. These results strongly support the present theoretical interpretation of these asymmetries, in terms of leading-twist quark distribution and fragmentation functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)240-246
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume692
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2010

Keywords

  • COMPASS
  • Collins asymmetry
  • Proton
  • Sivers asymmetry
  • Transverse spin effects

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