Measurement of transverse single-spin asymmetries for midrapidity production of neutral pions and charged hadrons in polarized p+p collisions at s=200GeV

S. S. Adler, S. Afanasiev, C. Aidala, N. N. Ajitanand, Y. Akiba, J. Alexander, R. Amirikas, L. Aphecetche, S. H. Aronson, R. Averbeck, T. C. Awes, R. Azmoun, V. Babintsev, A. Baldisseri, K. N. Barish, P. D. Barnes, B. Bassalleck, S. Bathe, S. Batsouli, V. BaublisF. Bauer, A. Bazilevsky, S. Belikov, Y. Berdnikov, S. Bhagavatula, J. G. Boissevain, H. Borel, S. Borenstein, M. L. Brooks, D. S. Brown, N. Bruner, D. Bucher, H. Buesching, V. Bumazhnov, G. Bunce, J. M. Burward-Hoy, S. Butsyk, X. Camard, J. S. Chai, P. Chand, W. C. Chang, S. Chernichenko, C. Y. Chi, J. Chiba, M. Chiu, I. J. Choi, J. Choi, R. K. Choudhury, T. Chujo, V. Cianciolo, Y. Cobigo, B. A. Cole, P. Constantin, D. D'Enterria, G. David, H. Delagrange, A. Denisov, A. Deshpande, E. J. Desmond, A. Devismes, O. Dietzsch, O. Drapier, A. Drees, K. A. Drees, R. Du Rietz, A. Durum, D. Dutta, Y. V. Efremenko, K. El Chenawi, A. Enokizono, H. En'Yo, S. Esumi, L. Ewell, D. E. Fields, F. Fleuret, S. L. Fokin, B. D. Fox, Z. Fraenkel, J. E. Frantz, A. Franz, A. D. Frawley, S. Y. Fung, S. Garpman, T. K. Ghosh, A. Glenn, G. Gogiberidze, M. Gonin, J. Gosset, Y. Goto, R. Granier De Cassagnac, N. Grau, S. V. Greene, M. Grosse Perdekamp, W. Guryn, H. Å Gustafsson, T. Hachiya, J. S. Haggerty, H. Hamagaki, A. G. Hansen

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Transverse single-spin asymmetries to probe the transverse-spin structure of the proton have been measured for neutral pions and nonidentified charged hadrons from polarized proton-proton collisions at midrapidity and s=200GeV. The data cover a transverse momentum (pT) range 1.0-5.0GeV/c for neutral pions and 0.5-5.0GeV/c for charged hadrons, at a Feynman-x value of approximately zero. The asymmetries seen in this previously unexplored kinematic region are consistent with zero within errors of a few percent. In addition, the inclusive charged hadron cross section at midrapidity from 0.5<pT<7.0GeV/c is presented and compared to next-to-leading order perturbative QCD (pQCD) calculations. Successful description of the unpolarized cross section above ∼2GeV/c suggests that pQCD is applicable in the interpretation of the asymmetry results in the relevant kinematic range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number202001
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Nov 11 2005
Externally publishedYes

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