Measurement of the proton and deuteron spin structure functions g2 and asymmetry A21 Article

Anthony, PL, Arnold, RG, Averett, T et al. (1999). Measurement of the proton and deuteron spin structure functions g2 and asymmetry A21 . 458(4), 529-535. 10.1016/S0370-2693(99)00590-0

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  • Anthony, PL; Arnold, RG; Averett, T; Band, HR; Berisso, MC; Borel, H; Bosted, PE; Bültmann, SL; Büenerd, M; Chupp, TE; Churchwell, S; Court, G; Crabb, D; Day, D; Decowski, P; DePietro, P; Erbacher, R; Erickson, R; Feltham, A; Fonvieille, H; Frlez, E; Gearhart, R; Ghazikhanian, V; Gomez, J; Griffioen, KA; Harris, C; Houlden, MA; Hughes, EW; Hyde-Wright, C; Igo, G; Incerti, S; Jensen, J; Johnson, JR; King, PM; Kolomensky, YG; Kuhn, SE; Lindgren, R; Lombard-Nelsen, RM; Marroncle, J; McCarthy, J; McKee, P; Meyer, W; Mitchell, GS; Mitchell, J; Olson, M; Penttila, S; Peterson, GA; Petratos, GG; Pitthan, R; Pocanic, D; Prepost, R; Prescott, C; Qin, LM; Raue, B; Reyna, D; Rochester, LS; Rock, SE; Rondon-Aramayo, O; Sabatie, F; Sick, I; Smith, T; Sorrell, L; Staley, F; Lorant, SS; Stuart, LM; Szalata, Z; Terrien, Y; Tobias, A; Todor, L; Toole, T; Trentalange, S; Walz, D; Welsh, RC; Wesselmann, F; Wright, TR; Young, CC; Zeier, M; Zhu, H; Zihlmann, B

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  • We have measured the spin structure functions g2p and g2d and the virtual photon asymmetries A2P and A2d over the kinematic range 0.02 ≤ × ≤ 0.8 and 1.0 ≤ Q2 ≤ 30 (GeV/c)2 by scattering 38.8 GeV longitudinally polarized electrons from transversely polarized NH3 and 6LiD targets. The absolute value of A2 is significantly smaller than the √R positivity limit over the measured range, while g2 is consistent with the twist-2 Wandzura-Wilczek calculation. We obtain results for the twist-3 reduced matrix elements d2p, d2d and d2n. The Burkhardt-Cottingham sum rule integral (Latin small letter esh sign)g2(x)dx is reported for the range 0.02 ≤ × ≤ 0.8. © 1999 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

publication date

  • January 1, 1999

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  • 529

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  • 535


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