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

Longitudinal Double-Spin Asymmetries for Dijet Production at Intermediate Pseudorapidity in Polarized Proton+Proton Collisions at √s = 200 GeV

12 Sep 2018, 17:40
A10 (Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33)


Polo degli Adelardi - Via Adelardi, 33

Parallel Sessions Nucleon Helicity Structure Nucleon helicity structure


Dr Ting Lin (Texas A&M University)


One of the primary goals of the RHIC spin program is to determine the spin-dependent gluon distribution, Δg(x), of the proton. The measurements of the 2009 longitudinal double-helicity asymmetry, $A_{LL}$, for mid-rapidity inclusive jet and π^0 production in polarized proton+proton collisions at the center-of-mass energy √s = 200 GeV place strong constraints on Δg(x). They also for the first time find evidence for a non-zero gluon polarization value for partonic momentum fraction x greater than 0.05. In contrast to inclusive jets, dijet correlation measurements provide access to partonic kinematics at leading order, and thus give better constraints on the behavior of Δg(x) as a function of gluon momentum fraction. Furthermore, dijet measurements at higher rapidity probe the lower x values where ∆G is poorly constrained. In this talk, we present the first measurement of $A_{LL}$, for dijets with at least one jet reconstructed within the pseudorapidity range 0.8 < η < 1.8 at STAR. The dijets were measured in polarized proton+proton collisions at √s = 200 GeV. Values of $A_{LL}$ are determined for several distinct event topologies, defined by the jet pseudorapidities, and span a range of parton momentum fraction x down to x ~ 0.01. The measured asymmetries are found to be consistent with the predictions of global analyses that incorporate the results of previous RHIC measurements. They will provide new constraints on Δg(x) in this poorly constrained region when included in future global analyses.

Primary author

Dr Ting Lin (Texas A&amp;M University)

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