Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

5-2006

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review D

Volume

73

Issue

9

First Page

091102

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.73.091102

Abstract

We present an improved measurement of the double helicity asymmetry for pi(0) production in polarized proton-proton scattering at root s=200 GeV employing the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). The improvements to our previous measurement come from two main factors: Inclusion of a new data set from the 2004 RHIC run with higher beam polarizations than the earlier run and a recalibration of the beam polarization measurements for the earlier run, which resulted in reduced uncertainties and increased beam polarizations. The results are compared to a Next to Leading Order (NLO) perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics (pQCD) calculation with a range of polarized gluon distributions.

Comments

This article is published as Adler, Stephen Scott, S. Afanasiev, C. Aidala, N. N. Ajitanand, Y. Akiba, A. Al-Jamel, J. Alexander et al. "Improved measurement of double helicity asymmetry in inclusive midrapidity π 0 production for polarized p+ p collisions at s= 200 GeV." Physical Review D 73, no. 9 (2006): 091102. DOI:10.1103/PhysRevD.73.091102. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Physical Society

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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