Jun 2 – 7, 2019
Carnegie Mellon University
America/New_York timezone

Polarized Structure Functions of Spin-1 Targets

Jun 6, 2019, 1:30 PM
Rangos 3

Rangos 3

Invited Electroweak Probes Nucleon Structure


Prof. Karl Slifer (University of New Hampshire)


Several experiments are planned at Jefferson Lab and other facilities which will utilize a solid polarized target to investigate tensor structure functions. This new program will help clarify how the properties of the nucleus arise from the underlying partons, and provide novel information about gluon contributions, quark angular momentum, and the polarization of the quark sea that is not accessible in spin-1/2 targets. There are plans to measure the deuteron tensor structure function b1, which gives access to the tensor-polarized quark and antiquark distribution functions, and the tensor asymmetry Azz in the x > 1 region, in order to explore the nature of short-range correlations in nuclei. This program can also be extended and improved at the planned Electron Ion Collider.

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Prof. Karl Slifer (University of New Hampshire)

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