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

Probing the Spin Structure of the Nucleon: Recent Results and Upcoming Measurements of SSF and their moments at JLab

12 Sep 2018, 15:30
A10 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Parallel Sessions Nucleon Helicity Structure Nucleon helicity structure


Dr Brad Sawatzky (Jefferson Lab)


The last several years of Jefferson Lab's 6~GeV physics program saw a wealth of nucleon spin structure measurements run across several Halls. In particular, E06-014 (``$d_2^n$") in Hall A (polarized neutron), and E07-003 (``SANE") in Hall C (polarized proton) took advantage of significant advances in target design and new/upgraded large solid angle detector packages to run precision measurements of neutron and proton spin structure functions (SSFs) over a broad range in $x$ and $Q^2$ during the 6 GeV era. These measurements of $g_1$, $g_2$, spin asymmetries $A_1$ $A_2$ and the associated higher twist reduced matrix element $d_2$ are fundamentally coupled to quark-gluon interactions and transverse momentum of the quarks in the nucleon, and are among the cleanest higher twist observables we can access. Those now-final data on the neutron and proton will be revisited, and upcoming measurements that exploit JLab's 12~GeV upgrade will be presented.

Primary author

Dr Brad Sawatzky (Jefferson Lab)

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