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

Search for Exotic Gluonic States in the Nucleus via Polarized Deep Inelastic Scattering

13 Sep 2018, 17:40
A8 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Via Adelardi, 33
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Dr James Maxwell (Dr.)


Although crucial to our understanding of nuclear structure, probes of gluonic components in the nucleus can be elusive, as gluons are accessed only indirectly in deep inelastic scattering. In 1989, Jaffe and Manohar identified a gluonic transversity structure function Delta(x,Q^2) which is sensitive to exotic gluonic states in the nucleus, and is accessible via an inclusive measurement on a transversely polarized nucleus of spin greater than or equal to 1. We are developing an experiment to utilize Jefferson Lab's 12 GeV electron beam with a transversely polarized 14N target to mount a first measurement of the Delta structure function. The Jefferson Lab experiment will probe Delta from from x of 0.3 to 0.05, but the vast kinematic reach of an electron-ion collider would allow a thorough probe of this quantity. We will discuss the impact of exciting new lattice QCD results on this quantity, our proposal to measure Delta(x,Q^2) at JLab, and what a measurement might look like at an EIC.

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