Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Physics and Astronomy
The results of Semi-Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering and Deep Inelastic Scattering experiments combined in a global analysis have shown us that a transversely polarized quark undergoes an azimuthal spatially-biased neutral pion fragmentation. One goal of the PHENIX experiment at RHIC is to study similar properties in a hadron-hadron collision environment in an attempt to show the degree to which universality is broken between these differing systems as well as the relative contribution of competing processes to the observed single spin asymmetries. A novel measurement method was formulated specifically for the PHENIX experiment's detector configuration. The method and results are presented here.
Joshua Paul Perry
Perry, Joshua Paul, "A novel approach to central-jet forward-hadron correlations in proton-proton collisions at 200 GeV at the PHENIX experiment" (2014). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 14209.