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Title: Feasibility Studies for Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry Measurements at a Fixed-Target Experiment Using the LHC Proton and Lead Beams (AFTER@LHC)

Abstract

Measurement of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry $$A_N$$ for various quarkonia states and Drell-Yan lepton pairs can shed light on the orbital angular momentum of quarks and gluons, a fundamental ingredient of the spin puzzle of the proton. The AFTER@LHC experiment combines a unique kinematic coverage and large luminosities of the Large Hadron Collider beams to deliver precise measurements, complementary to the knowledge provided by collider experiments such as RHIC. Here, we report on sensitivity studies for $$J/\Psi$$, $$\Upsilon$$ and Drell-Yan $$A_N$$ done using the performance of a LHCb-like and ALICE-like detectors, combined with a polarised hydrogen and $^3$He target. Particularly, such research will provide new insights and knowledge about transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution functions for quarks and gluons and on twist-3 collinear matrix elements in a proton and a neutron.

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Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1357274
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1374993
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-17-2401; DOE/OR/23177-4052
Journal ID: ISSN 0177-7963; 139; PII: 1299
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-06OR23177; FCPPL-Quarkonium4AFTER; TMD@NLO; FPA2013-46570-C2-1-P
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Few-Body Systems
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Few-Body Systems Journal Volume: 58 Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0177-7963
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
Austria
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

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Kikoła, Daniel, Echevarria, Miguel García, Hadjidakis, Cynthia, Lansberg, Jean-Philippe, Lorcé, Cédric, Massacrier, Laure, Quintans, Catarina, Signori, Andrea, and Trzeciak, Barbara. Feasibility Studies for Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry Measurements at a Fixed-Target Experiment Using the LHC Proton and Lead Beams (AFTER@LHC). Austria: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1007/s00601-017-1299-x.
Kikoła, Daniel, Echevarria, Miguel García, Hadjidakis, Cynthia, Lansberg, Jean-Philippe, Lorcé, Cédric, Massacrier, Laure, Quintans, Catarina, Signori, Andrea, & Trzeciak, Barbara. Feasibility Studies for Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry Measurements at a Fixed-Target Experiment Using the LHC Proton and Lead Beams (AFTER@LHC). Austria. doi:10.1007/s00601-017-1299-x.
Kikoła, Daniel, Echevarria, Miguel García, Hadjidakis, Cynthia, Lansberg, Jean-Philippe, Lorcé, Cédric, Massacrier, Laure, Quintans, Catarina, Signori, Andrea, and Trzeciak, Barbara. Wed . "Feasibility Studies for Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry Measurements at a Fixed-Target Experiment Using the LHC Proton and Lead Beams (AFTER@LHC)". Austria. doi:10.1007/s00601-017-1299-x.
@article{osti_1357274,
title = {Feasibility Studies for Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry Measurements at a Fixed-Target Experiment Using the LHC Proton and Lead Beams (AFTER@LHC)},
author = {Kikoła, Daniel and Echevarria, Miguel García and Hadjidakis, Cynthia and Lansberg, Jean-Philippe and Lorcé, Cédric and Massacrier, Laure and Quintans, Catarina and Signori, Andrea and Trzeciak, Barbara},
abstractNote = {Measurement of Single Transverse-Spin Asymmetry $A_N$ for various quarkonia states and Drell-Yan lepton pairs can shed light on the orbital angular momentum of quarks and gluons, a fundamental ingredient of the spin puzzle of the proton. The AFTER@LHC experiment combines a unique kinematic coverage and large luminosities of the Large Hadron Collider beams to deliver precise measurements, complementary to the knowledge provided by collider experiments such as RHIC. Here, we report on sensitivity studies for $J/\Psi$, $\Upsilon$ and Drell-Yan $A_N$ done using the performance of a LHCb-like and ALICE-like detectors, combined with a polarised hydrogen and $^3$He target. Particularly, such research will provide new insights and knowledge about transverse-momentum-dependent parton distribution functions for quarks and gluons and on twist-3 collinear matrix elements in a proton and a neutron.},
doi = {10.1007/s00601-017-1299-x},
journal = {Few-Body Systems},
number = 4,
volume = 58,
place = {Austria},
year = {2017},
month = {5}
}

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