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Transverse-target-spin asymmetry in exclusive ω-meson electroproduction

By A. Airapetian, N. Akopov, Z. Akopov, E. C. Aschenauer, W. Augustyniak, A. Avetissian, S. Belostotski, H. P. Blok, A. Borissov, V. Bryzgalov, G. P. Capitani, G. Ciullo, M. Contalbrigo, P. F. Dalpiaz, W. Deconinck, R. De Leo, E. De Sanctis, M. Diefenthaler, P. Di Nezza, M. Düren, G. Elbakian, F. Ellinghaus, L. Felawka, S. Frullani, D. Gabbert, G. Gapienko, V. Gapienko, V. Gharibyan, F. Giordano, S. Gliske, D. Hasch, M. Hoek, Y. Holler, A. Ivanilov, H. E. Jackson, S. Joosten, R. Kaiser, G. Karyan, T. Keri, E. Kinney, A. Kisselev, V. Korotkov, V. Kozlov, V. G. Krivokhijine, L. Lagamba, L. Lapikás, I. Lehmann, P. Lenisa, W. Lorenzon, B.-Q. Ma, S. I. Manaenkov, Y. Mao, B. Marianski, H. Marukyan, Y. Miyachi, A. Movsisyan, V. Muccifora, Y. Naryshkin, A. Nass, M. Negodaev, W.-D. Nowak, L. L. Pappalardo, R. Perez-Benito, A. Petrosyan, P. E. Reimer, A. R. Reolon, C. Riedl, K. Rith, G. Rosner, A. Rostomyan, J. Rubin, D. Ryckbosch, Y. Salomatin, G. Schnell, B. Seitz, T.-A. Shibata, M. Statera, E. Steffens, J. J. M. Steijger, F. Stinzing, S. Taroian, A. Terkulov, R. Truty, A. Trzcinski, M. Tytgat, Y. Van Haarlem, C. Van Hulse, V. Vikhrov, I. Vilardi, C. Vogel, S. Wang, S. Yaschenko, S. Yen, B. Zihlmann and P. Zupranski

Abstract

Hard exclusive electroproduction of ωω mesons is studied with the HERMES spectrometer at the DESY laboratory by scattering 27.6 GeV positron and electron beams off a transversely polarized hydrogen target. The amplitudes of five azimuthal modulations of the single-spin asymmetry of the cross section with respect to the transverse proton polarization are measured. They are determined in the entire kinematic region as well as for two bins in photon virtuality and momentum transfer to the nucleon. Also, a separation of asymmetry amplitudes into longitudinal and transverse components is done. These results are compared to a phenomenological model that includes the pion pole contribution. Within this model, the data favor a positive πωπω transition form factor

Publisher: Springer
Year: 2015
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.gla.ac.uk:124330
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