Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2014

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

John Lajoie

Abstract

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.

Copyright Owner

Joshua Paul Perry

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

163 pages

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Nuclear Commons

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