9-14 September 2018
University of Ferrara
Europe/Rome timezone

Longitudinal and Transverse Spin Transfer to Lambda and anti-Lambda in Polarized p+p Collisions at 200 GeV at STAR

13 Sep 2018, 17:55
A4 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Via Adelardi, 33
Parallel Sessions 3D Structure of the Nucleon: TMDs 3D Structure of the Nucleon: TMDs


Qinghua Xu (Shandong University)


The longitudinal or transverse spin transfer to Lambda and anti-Lambda hyperons in polarized proton-proton collisions is expected to be sensitive to the helicity or transversity distributions of strange and anti-strange quarks of the proton, and to the corresponding polarized fragmentation function. We report the first measurement of the transverse spin transfer to Lambda and anti-Lambda along the polarization direction of the fragmenting quark, D_TT, in transversely polarized proton-proton collisions at 200 GeV with the STAR detector at RHIC. The data correspond to an integrated luminosity of 18 pb^-1, and cover a kinematic range of |η|< 1.2 and transverse momentum pT up to 8 GeV/c. We also report an improved measurement of the longitudinal spin transfer D_LL to Lambda and anti-Lambda with pT up to 6 GeV/c, using data with about twelve times larger figure-of-merit than the previously published STAR results. The prospects of hyperon polarization measurements in the forward pseudo- rapidity region (η~3) in p+p collision in the year of 2021 and beyond will also be discussed, which is based on STAR forward detector upgrade plan including a forward tracking system and a forward calorimeter system.

Primary author

Qinghua Xu (Shandong University)

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