The spin-dependent structure function g1(x) of the deuteron from polarized deep-inelastic muon scattering: Spin Muon Collaboration (SMC)

D. Adams*, B. Adeva, T. Akdogan, E. Arik, A. Arvidson, B. Badelek, M. K. Ballintijn, D. Bardin, G. Bardin, G. Baum, P. Berglund, L. Betev, I. G. Bird, R. Birsa, P. Björkholm, B. E. Bonner, N. de Botton, M. Boutemeur, F. Bradamante, A. BravarA. Bressan, S. Bültmann, E. Burtin, C. Cavata, D. Crabb, J. Cranshaw, T. Çuhadar, S. Dalla Torre, R. van Dantzig, B. Derro, A. Deshpande, S. Dhawan, C. Dulya, A. Dyring, S. Eichblatt, J. C. Faivre, D. Fasching, F. Feinstein, C. Fernandez, B. Frois, A. Gallas, J. A. Garzon, T. Gaussiran, M. Giorgi, E. von Goeler, F. Gomez, G. Gratia, N. de Groot, M. Grosse-Perdekamp, D. von Harrach, T. Hasegawa, P. Hautle, N. Hayashi, C. A. Heusch, N. Horikawa, V. W. Hughes, G. Igo, S. Ishimoto, T. Iwata, E. M. Kabuß, T. Kageya, L. Kalinovskaya, A. Karev, H. J. Kessler, T. J. Ketel, J. Kiryluk, A. Kishi, Y. Kisselev, L. Klostermann, D. Krämer, V. Krivokhijine, W. Kröger, V. Kukhtin, K. Kurek, J. Kyynäräinen, M. Lamanna, U. Landgraf, J. M. Le Goff, F. Lehar, A. de Lesquen, J. Lichtenstadt, T. Lindqvist, M. Litmaath, M. Lowe, A. Magnon, G. K. Mallot, F. Marie, A. Martin, J. Martino, T. Matsuda, B. Mayes, J. S. McCarthy, K. Medved, G. van Middelkoop, D. Miller, K. Mori, J. Moromisato, A. Nagaitsev, J. Nassalski, L. Naumann, T. O. Niinikoski, J. E.J. Oberski, A. Ogawa, C. Ozben, D. P. Parks, F. Perrot-Kunne, D. Peshekhonov, R. Piegaia, L. Pinsky, S. Platchkov, M. Plo, J. Polec, D. Pose, H. Postma, J. Pretz, R. Puntaferro, T. Pussieux, J. Pyrlik, G. Rädel, A. Rijllart, J. B. Roberts, S. Rock, M. Rodriguez, E. Rondio, A. Rosado, I. Sabo, J. Saborido, A. Sandacz, I. Savin, P. Schiavon, K. P. Schüler, R. Seitz, Y. Semertzidis, F. Sever, P. Shanahan, E. P. Sichtermann, F. Simeoni, G. I. Smirnov, A. Staude, A. Steinmetz, U. Stiegler, H. Stuhrmann, M. Szleper, K. M. Teichert, F. Tessarotto, W. Tlaczala, S. Trentalange, A. Tripet, G. Unel, M. Velasco, J. Vogt, R. Voss, R. Weinstein, C. Whitten, R. Windmolders, R. Willumeit, W. Wislicki, A. Witzmann, A. Yañez, Y. Ylöstalo, A. M. Zanetti, K. Zaremba, J. Zhao

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Abstract

We present a new measurement of the spin-dependent structure function gd1 of the deuteron from deep inelastic scattering of 190 GeV polarized muons on polarized deuterons. The results are combined with our previous measurements of gd1. A perturbative QCD evolution in next-to-leading order is used to compute gd1(x) at a constant Q2. At Q2 = 10GeV2, we obtain a first moment Γd1 = ∫10 gd1dx = 0.041 ± 0.008, a flavour-singlet axial charge of the nucleon a0 = 0.30 ± 0.08, and an axial charge of the strange quark as = -0.09 ± 0.03. Using our earlier determination Γp1, we obtain Γp1 - Γn1 = 0.183 ± 0.035 at Q2 - 10GeV2. This result is in agreement with the Bjorken sum rule which predicts Γp1 - Γn1 = 0.186 ± 0.002 at the same Q2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-348
Number of pages11
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume396
Issue number1-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 20 1997

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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