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Title:The Boer-Mulders and Cahn effects: azimuthal modulations in the spin-independent SIDIS cross section at Hermes
Author(s):Lamb, Rebecca M.
Director of Research:Makins, Naomi C.R.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Grosse Perdekamp, Matthias
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Makins, Naomi C.R.; Willenbrock, Scott S.; Stack, John D.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Cahn effect
Boer-Mulders distribution function
azimuthal modulations
semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering
intrinsic transverse momentum
spin
Abstract:The coφh and cos 2φh modulations of the spin independent semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering cross section were measured at Hermes. These modulations are sensitive to the polarization and transverse motion of quarks within the nucleon. The Cahn effect, which contributes at subleading twist (twist-3) to cosφh and twist-4 to cos2φh, is sensitive to transverse motion of quarks. The Boer-Mulders effect, which contributes at subleading twist to cosφh and leading twist to cos2φh, requires non-zero transverse quark motion and is sensitive to quark polarization, effectively measuring the quark spin-orbit correlation. These modulations were measured in a fully differential way, as a function of x, y, z, and Ph⊥ for positive and negative pions, kaons, and unidentified-hadrons produced from hydrogen and deuterium targets at Hermes. This is the the most complete measurement to date, for the first time granting access to the flavor dependent distribution and fragmentation functions that generate these moments. These measurement would not have been possible without an improved hadron-type identification algorithm for the Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) detector. The EVT event-level algorithm is presented and now is the primary method used at Hermes
Issue Date:2010-08-20
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/16759
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Rebecca M. Lamb
Date Available in IDEALS:2010-08-20
Date Deposited:2010-08


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