Single Spin Asymmetries in Charged Kaon Production from Semi-Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering on a Transversely Polarized $^3{\rm{He}}$ Target

2014Apr
Authors: Y. X. Zhao1, Y. Wang2, K. Allada3, K. Aniol4, J. R. M. Annand5, T. Averett6, F. Benmokhtar7, W. Bertozzi8, P. C. Bradshaw9, P. Bosted10, A. Camsonne11, M. Canan12, G. D. Cates13, C. Chen14, J. -P. Chen15, W. Chen16, K. Chirapatpimol17, E. Chudakov18, E. Cisbani19, J. C. Cornejo20, F. Cusanno21, M. M. Dalton22, W. Deconinck23, C. W. de Jager24, R. De Leo25, X. Deng26, A. Deur27, H. Ding28, P. A. M. Dolph29, C. Dutta30, D. Dutta31, L. El Fassi32, S. Frullani33, H. Gao34, F. Garibaldi35, D. Gaskell36, S. Gilad37, R. Gilman38, O. Glamazdin39, S. Golge40, L. Guo41, D. Hamilton42, O. Hansen43, D. W. Higinbotham44, T. Holmstrom45, J. Huang46, M. Huang47, H. F Ibrahim48, M. Iodice49, X. Jiang50, G. Jin51, M. K. Jones52, J. Katich53, A. Kelleher54, W. Kim55, A. Kolarkar56, W. Korsch57, J. J. LeRose58, X. Li59, Y. Li60, R. Lindgren61, N. Liyanage62, E. Long63, H. -J. Lu64, D. J. Margaziotis65, P. Markowitz66, S. Marrone67, D. McNulty68, Z. -E. Meziani69, R. Michaels70, B. Moffit71, C. Muñoz Camacho72, S. Nanda73, A. Narayan74, V. Nelyubin75, B. Norum76, Y. Oh77, M. Osipenko78, D. Parno79, J. -C. Peng80, S. K. Phillips81, M. Posik82, A. J. R. Puckett83, X. Qian84, Y. Qiang85, A. Rakhman86, R. Ransome87, S. Riordan88, A. Saha89, B. Sawatzky90, E. Schulte91, A. Shahinyan92, M. H. Shabestari93, S. Širca94, S. Stepanyan95, R. Subedi96, V. Sulkosky97, L. -G. Tang98, A. Tobias99, G. M. Urciuoli100, I. Vilardi101, K. Wang102, B. Wojtsekhowski103, X. Yan104, H. Yao105, Y. Ye106, Z. Ye107, L. Yuan108, X. Zhan109, Y. Zhang110, Y. -W. Zhang111, B. Zhao112, X. Zheng113, L. Zhu114, X. Zhu115, X. Zong116
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We report the first measurement of target single spin asymmetries of charged kaons produced in semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering of electrons off a transversely polarized $^3{\rm{He}}$ target. Both the Collins and Sivers moments, which are related to the nucleon transversity and Sivers distributions, respectively, are extracted over the kinematic range of 0.1$<$$x_{bj}$$<$0.4 for $K^{+}$ and $K^{-}$ production. While the Collins and Sivers moments for $K^{+}$ are consistent with zero within the experimental uncertainties, both moments for $K^{-}$ favor negative values. The Sivers moments are compared to the theoretical prediction from a phenomenological fit to the world data. While the $K^{+}$ Sivers moments are consistent with the prediction, the $K^{-}$ results differ from the prediction at the 2-sigma level.

Comments: 6 pages, 3 figures

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