Spin asymmetries A(1) and structure functions g(1) of the proton and the deuteron from polarized high energy muon scattering


Adeva B., Akdogan T., Arik E., Arvidson A., Badelek B., Bardin G., ...More

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.58, no.11, 1998 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.58.112001
  • Title of Journal : PHYSICAL REVIEW D

Abstract

We present the final results of the spin asymmetries A(1) and the spin structure functions g(1) of the proton and the deuteron in the kinematic range 0.0008 < x < 0.7 and 0.2 < Q(2) < 100 GeV2. For the determination of A(1), in addition to the usual method which employs inclusive scattering events and includes a large radiative background at low x, we use a new method which minimizes the radiative background by selecting events with at least one hadron as well as a muon in the final state. We find that this hadron method gives smaller errors for x < 0.02, so it is combined with the usual method to provide the optimal set of results. [S0556-2821(98)07017-9].