Multiplicities of charged pions and charged hadrons from deep-inelastic scattering of muons off an isoscalar target

C. Adolph, M. Aghasyan, R. Akhunzyanov, G. D. Alexeev, M. G. Alexeev, A. Amoroso, V. Andrieux, N. V. Anfimov, V. Anosov, K. Augsten, W. Augustyniak, A. Austregesilo, C. D.R. Azevedo, B. Badełek, F. Balestra, J. Barth, R. Beck, Y. Bedfer, J. Bernhard, K. BickerE. R. Bielert, R. Birsa, J. Bisplinghoff, M. Bodlak, M. Boer, P. Bordalo, F. Bradamante, C. Braun, A. Bressan, M. Büchele, L. Capozza, W. C. Chang, C. Chatterjee, M. Chiosso, I. Choi, S. U. Chung, A. Cicuttin, M. L. Crespo, Q. Curiel, S. Dalla Torre, S. S. Dasgupta, S. Dasgupta, O. Yu Denisov*, L. Dhara, S. V. Donskov, N. Doshita, V. Duic, W. Dünnweber, M. Dziewiecki, A. Efremov, P. D. Eversheim, W. Eyrich, M. Faessler, A. Ferrero, M. Finger, M. Finger, H. Fischer, C. Franco, N. du Fresne von Hohenesche, J. M. Friedrich, V. Frolov, E. Fuchey, F. Gautheron, O. P. Gavrichtchouk, S. Gerassimov, F. Giordano, I. Gnesi, M. Gorzellik, S. Grabmüller, A. Grasso, M. Grosse Perdekamp, B. Grube, T. Grussenmeyer, A. Guskov, F. Haas, D. Hahne, D. von Harrach, R. Hashimoto, F. H. Heinsius, R. Heitz, F. Herrmann, F. Hinterberger, N. Horikawa, N. d'Hose, C. Y. Hsieh, S. Huber, S. Ishimoto, A. Ivanov, Yu Ivanshin, T. Iwata, R. Jahn, V. Jary, R. Joosten, P. Jörg, E. Kabuß, B. Ketzer, G. V. Khaustov, Yu A. Khokhlov, Yu Kisselev, F. Klein, K. Klimaszewski, J. H. Koivuniemi, V. N. Kolosov, K. Kondo, K. Königsmann, I. Konorov, V. F. Konstantinov, A. M. Kotzinian, O. M. Kouznetsov, M. Krämer, P. Kremser, F. Krinner, Z. V. Kroumchtein, R. Kuhn, Y. Kulinich, F. Kunne, K. Kurek, R. P. Kurjata, A. A. Lednev, A. Lehmann, M. Levillain, S. Levorato, Y. S. Lian, J. Lichtenstadt, R. Longo, A. Maggiora, A. Magnon, N. Makins, N. Makke, G. K. Mallot, C. Marchand, B. Marianski, A. Martin, J. Marzec, J. Matoušek, H. Matsuda, T. Matsuda, G. V. Meshcheryakov, M. Meyer, W. Meyer, T. Michigami, Yu V. Mikhailov, M. Mikhasenko, E. Mitrofanov, N. Mitrofanov, Y. Miyachi, P. Montuenga, A. Nagaytsev, F. Nerling, D. Neyret, V. I. Nikolaenko, J. Nový, W. D. Nowak, G. Nukazuka, A. S. Nunes, A. G. Olshevsky, I. Orlov, M. Ostrick, D. Panzieri, B. Parsamyan, S. Paul, J. C. Peng, F. Pereira, M. Pešek, D. V. Peshekhonov, N. Pierre, S. Platchkov, J. Pochodzalla, V. A. Polyakov, J. Pretz, M. Quaresma, C. Quintans, S. Ramos, C. Regali, G. Reicherz, C. Riedl, M. Roskot, N. S. Rossiyskaya, D. I. Ryabchikov, A. Rybnikov, A. Rychter, R. Salac, V. D. Samoylenko, A. Sandacz, C. Santos, S. Sarkar, I. A. Savin, T. Sawada, G. Sbrizzai, P. Schiavon, K. Schmidt, H. Schmieden, K. Schönning, S. Schopferer, E. Seder, A. Selyunin, O. Yu Shevchenko, L. Silva, L. Sinha, S. Sirtl, M. Slunecka, J. Smolik, F. Sozzi, A. Srnka, D. Steffen, M. Stolarski, M. Sulc, H. Suzuki, A. Szabelski, T. Szameitat, P. Sznajder, S. Takekawa, M. Tasevsky, S. Tessaro, F. Tessarotto, F. Thibaud, F. Tosello, V. Tskhay, S. Uhl, J. Veloso, M. Virius, J. Vondra, T. Weisrock, M. Wilfert, R. Windmolders, J. ter Wolbeek, K. Zaremba, P. Zavada, M. Zavertyaev, E. Zemlyanichkina, N. Zhuravlev, M. Ziembicki, A. Zink

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Abstract

Multiplicities of charged pions and charged hadrons produced in deep-inelastic scattering were measured in three-dimensional bins of the Bjorken scaling variable x, the relative virtual-photon energy y and the relative hadron energy z. Data were obtained by the COMPASS Collaboration using a 160 GeV muon beam and an isoscalar target (6LiD). They cover the kinematic domain in the photon virtuality Q 2 > 1 (GeV/c)2, 0.004 < x < 0.4, 0.2 < z < 0.85 and 0.1 < y < 0.7. In addition, a leading-order pQCD analysis was performed using the pion multiplicity results to extract quark fragmentation functions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume764
DOIs
StatePublished - 10 Jan 2017

Funding

FundersFunder number
Seventh Framework Programme283286
Seventh Framework Programme
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

    Keywords

    • Deep inelastic scattering
    • Fragmentation functions
    • Pion multiplicities

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