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Title:Studying the Quark Structure of the Proton in High Energy Proton-Proton Collisions at RHIC
Author(s):Yang, Ruizhe
Director of Research:Grosse Perdekamp, Matthias
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Peng, Jen-Chieh
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Grosse Perdekamp, Matthias; Stack, John D.; Willenbrock, Scott S.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Proton Structure
Parton Distribution Function
Nucleon Spin Structure
Spin Physics
Transversity
Interference Fragmentation Function
Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC)
Abstract:This thesis presents the first measurement of single spin asymmetries from inclusive di-hadron production in polarized proton-proton collisions at Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. This measurement combines the transversity distribution function and a polarized di-hadron fragmentation function, therefore can be included in the global analysis as an independent measurement of quark transversity. Di-hadron single spin symmetries from currently available data sample are calculated for different ranges of invariant mass and transverse momentum of the pairs. Discussion of the results and projections of statistical uncertainties for future transverse running are presented.
Issue Date:2011-01-14
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/18450
Rights Information:Copyright 2010 Ruizhe Yang
Date Available in IDEALS:2011-01-14
Date Deposited:December 2


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