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Title: A polarized Drell-Yan experiment to probe the dynamics of the nucleon sea

In QCD, nucleon spin comes from the sum of the quark spin, gluon spin, and the quark and gluon orbital angular momentum, but how these different components contribute and the interplay among them is not yet understood. For instance, sea quark orbital contribution remains largely unexplored. Measurements of the Sivers function for the sea quarks will provide a probe of the sea quark orbital contribution. The upcoming E1039 experiment at Fermilab will measure the Sivers asymmetry of the sea quarks via the Drell-Yan process using a 120 GeV unpolarized proton beam directed a transversely polarized ammonia target. We report on the status and plans of the E1039 polarized Drell-Yan experiment.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. P-25, Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos, NM 87545 USA kleinjan@lanl.gov (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22391368
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1654; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: DIFFRACTION 2014: International Workshop on Diffraction in High-Energy Physics, Primosten (Croatia), 10-16 Sep 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; AMMONIA; DRELL MODEL; FERMILAB; GEV RANGE; GLUONS; NUCLEONS; ORBITAL ANGULAR MOMENTUM; POLARIZED TARGETS; PROTON BEAMS; PROTON REACTIONS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUARKS; SPIN