skip to main content

Title: Distorted spin dependent spectral function of {sup 3}He and semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering processes

The spin dependent spectral function, relevant to describe polarized electron scattering off polarized {sup 3}He, is studied, within the Plane Wave Impulse Approximation and taking into account final state interaction effects (FSI). In particular, the case of semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SiDIS) is considered, evaluating the FSI of the hadronizing quark with the nuclear remnants. It is shown that particular kinematical regions can be selected to minimize the latter effects, so that parton distributions in the neutron can be accessed. On the other side, in the regions where FSI dominates, the considered reactions can elucidate the mechanism of hadronization of quarks during the propagation in the nuclear medium. It is shown that the obtained spin dependent spectral function can be directly applied to investigate the SiDIS reaction e-vector + {sup 3}He-vector to h+X, where the hadron h originates from the current fragmentation. Experiments of this type are being performed at JLab to extract neutron transverse momentum dependent parton distributions. As a case study, a different SiDIS process, with detection of slow (A-1) systems in the final state, is considered in more details, in order to establish when nuclear structure effects and FSI can be distinguished from elementary reactions on quasi-freemore » nucleons. It is argued that, by a proper choice of kinematics, the origin of nuclear effects in polarized DIS phenomena and the details of the interaction between the hadronizing quark and the nuclear medium can be investigated at a level which is not reachable in inclusive deep inelastic scattering.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [5]
  1. University of Perugia (Italy); INFN-Perugia (Italy); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Joint Inst. for Nuclear Research, Dubna (Russia)
  2. University of Rome, Rome (Italy); INFN-Roma (Italy)
  3. University of Rome (Italy); INFN-Tor Vergata (Italy)
  4. INFN-Roma (Italy)
  5. University of Perugia (Italy); INFN-Perugia (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1126688
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY--13-1732; DOE/OR/23177-2554; arXiv:1307.2848
Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2813; HadronPhysic3, Grant Agreement n. 283286; Standard HPC 2012, STD12-141 grant ”SRCnuc”; TRN: US1400272
DOE Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear physics; Journal Volume: 89; Journal Issue: 03
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC) (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS