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Title: Overview of the PHENIX Longitudinal and Transverse Spin Physics Program

Abstract

The PHENIX experiment uses polarized p+p collisions at RHIC to explore the spin structure of the proton. The p+p collisions, while complementary to deep inelastic lepton scattering experiments, offer distinct advantages for the determination of the helicity preferences of gluons, the flavor-dependence of sea antiquark polarizations, and parton transverse motion or spin orientation preferences inside polarized protons. The PHENIX experiment has been measuring the double longitudinal spin asymmetry of several inclusive probes to understand the gluon polarization in the allowed kinematic range. In addition, PHENIX experiment also has been studying the single spin asymmetries with a variety of final state particles in different kinematic regimes to shed light on the transverse spin structure. A brief overview is given of results to date and planned future directions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA 30303 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21608234
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
AIP Conference Proceedings
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 1350; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: DIFFRACTION 2010: International workshop on diffraction in high energy physics, Otranto (Italy), 10-15 Sep 2010; Other Information: DOI: 10.1063/1.3601420; (c) 2011 American Institute of Physics; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA); Journal ID: ISSN 0094-243X
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTIQUARKS; ASYMMETRY; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; DEEP INELASTIC SCATTERING; FLAVOR MODEL; GLUONS; HELICITY; LEPTONS; MULTIPARTICLE SPECTROMETERS; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; PARTICLE KINEMATICS; POLARIZATION; POLARIZED BEAMS; PROTON BEAMS; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; PROTONS; SPIN; SPIN ORIENTATION; ACCELERATORS; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; ANTIMATTER; ANTIPARTICLES; BARYON-BARYON INTERACTIONS; BARYONS; BEAMS; BOSONS; COMPOSITE MODELS; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; FERMIONS; HADRON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; HADRONS; HEAVY ION ACCELERATORS; INELASTIC SCATTERING; INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-BARYON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; LEPTON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; MATTER; MEASURING INSTRUMENTS; NUCLEON BEAMS; NUCLEON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; NUCLEONS; ORIENTATION; PARTICLE BEAMS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE MODELS; PARTICLE PROPERTIES; PROTON-NUCLEON INTERACTIONS; QUARK MODEL; QUARKS; SCATTERING; SPECTROMETERS; STORAGE RINGS

Citation Formats

Sarsour, Murad. Overview of the PHENIX Longitudinal and Transverse Spin Physics Program. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1063/1.3601420.
Sarsour, Murad. Overview of the PHENIX Longitudinal and Transverse Spin Physics Program. United States. doi:10.1063/1.3601420.
Sarsour, Murad. Fri . "Overview of the PHENIX Longitudinal and Transverse Spin Physics Program". United States. doi:10.1063/1.3601420.
@article{osti_21608234,
title = {Overview of the PHENIX Longitudinal and Transverse Spin Physics Program},
author = {Sarsour, Murad},
abstractNote = {The PHENIX experiment uses polarized p+p collisions at RHIC to explore the spin structure of the proton. The p+p collisions, while complementary to deep inelastic lepton scattering experiments, offer distinct advantages for the determination of the helicity preferences of gluons, the flavor-dependence of sea antiquark polarizations, and parton transverse motion or spin orientation preferences inside polarized protons. The PHENIX experiment has been measuring the double longitudinal spin asymmetry of several inclusive probes to understand the gluon polarization in the allowed kinematic range. In addition, PHENIX experiment also has been studying the single spin asymmetries with a variety of final state particles in different kinematic regimes to shed light on the transverse spin structure. A brief overview is given of results to date and planned future directions.},
doi = {10.1063/1.3601420},
journal = {AIP Conference Proceedings},
issn = {0094-243X},
number = 1,
volume = 1350,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {7}
}