Double spin asymmetries of inclusive hadron electroproduction from a transversely polarized He-3 target
Physical Review C
We report the measurement of beam-target double spin asymmetries (A(LT)) in the inclusive production of identified hadrons, (e) over right arrow + 3He(up arrow) -> h + X, using a longitudinally polarized 5.9-GeV electron beam and a transversely polarized He-3 target. Hadrons (pi(+/-), K-+/-, and proton) were detected at 16 degrees with an average momentum < Ph > = 2.35 GeV/c and a transverse momentum (p(T)) coverage from 0.60 to 0.68 GeV/c. Asymmetries from the He-3 target were observed to be nonzero for pi(+/-) production when the target was polarized transversely in the horizontal plane. The pi(+) and pi(-) asymmetries have opposite signs, analogous to the behavior of A(LT) in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering.
Zhao, Y. X., Allada, K., Aniol, K., Annand, J. R. M., Averett, T., Benmokhtar, F., ... & Canan, M. (2015). Double spin asymmetries of inclusive hadron electroproduction from a transversely polarized He 3 target. Physical Review C, 92(1), 015207.