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Title: Single-spin asymmetries in the leptoproduction of transversely polarized Λ hyperons

We analyze single-spin asymmetries (SSAs) in the leptoproduction of transversely polarized Λ hyperons within the collinear twist-3 formalism. We calculate both the distribution and fragmentation terms in two different gauges (lightcone and Feynman) and show that the results are identical. This is the first time that the fragmentation piece has been analyzed for transversely polarized hadron production within the collinear twist-3 framework. In lightcone gauge we use the same techniques that were employed in computing the analogous piece in p↑ p → π X, which has become an important part to that reaction. With this in mind, we also verify the gauge invariance of the formulas for the transverse SSA in the leptoproduction of pions. (author)
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  1. Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  3. Tubingen Univ., Tubingen (Germany)
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
AC02-98CH10886; PHY-1205942
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 744; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
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