Inclusive cross section and double helicity asymmetry for π0 production in p+p collisions at s=200GeV: Implications for the polarized gluon distribution in the proton

A. Adare, S. Afanasiev, C. Aidala, N. N. Ajitanand, Y. Akiba, H. Al-Bataineh, J. Alexander, K. Aoki, L. Aphecetche, R. Armendariz, S. H. Aronson, J. Asai, E. T. Atomssa, R. Averbeck, T. C. Awes, B. Azmoun, V. Babintsev, G. Baksay, L. Baksay, A. BaldisseriK. N. Barish, P. D. Barnes, B. Bassalleck, S. Bathe, S. Batsouli, V. Baublis, A. Bazilevsky, S. Belikov, R. Bennett, Y. Berdnikov, A. A. Bickley, J. G. Boissevain, H. Borel, K. Boyle, M. L. Brooks, H. Buesching, V. Bumazhnov, G. Bunce, S. Butsyk, S. Campbell, B. S. Chang, J. L. Charvet, S. Chernichenko, J. Chiba, C. Y. Chi, M. Chiu, I. J. Choi, T. Chujo, P. Chung, A. Churyn, V. Cianciolo, C. R. Cleven, B. A. Cole, M. P. Comets, P. Constantin, M. Csanád, T. Csörgo, T. Dahms, K. Das, G. David, M. B. Deaton, K. Dehmelt, H. Delagrange, A. Denisov, D. D'Enterria, A. Deshpande, E. J. Desmond, O. Dietzsch, A. Dion, M. Donadelli, O. Drapier, A. Drees, A. K. Dubey, A. Durum, V. Dzhordzhadze, Y. V. Efremenko, J. Egdemir, F. Ellinghaus, W. S. Emam, A. Enokizono, H. En'Yo, S. Esumi, K. O. Eyser, D. E. Fields, M. Finger, M. Finger, F. Fleuret, S. L. Fokin, Z. Fraenkel, J. E. Frantz, A. Franz, A. D. Frawley, K. Fujiwara, Y. Fukao, T. Fusayasu, S. Gadrat, I. Garishvili, A. Glenn, H. Gong, M. Gonin, J. Gosset, Y. Goto, R. Granier De Cassagnac, N. Grau, S. V. Greene, M. Grosse Perdekamp, T. Gunji, H. Å Gustafsson, T. Hachiya, A. Hadj Henni, C. Haegemann, J. S. Haggerty, H. Hamagaki, R. Han, H. Harada, E. P. Hartouni, K. Haruna, E. Haslum, R. Hayano, M. Heffner, T. K. Hemmick, T. Hester, X. He, H. Hiejima, J. C. Hill, R. Hobbs, M. Hohlmann, W. Holzmann, K. Homma, Byungsik Hong, T. Horaguchi, D. Hornback, T. Ichihara, K. Imai, M. Inaba, Y. Inoue, D. Isenhower, L. Isenhower, M. Ishihara, T. Isobe, M. Issah, A. Isupov, B. V. Jacak, J. Jia, J. Jin, O. Jinnouchi, B. M. Johnson, K. S. Joo, D. Jouan, F. Kajihara, S. Kametani, N. Kamihara, J. Kamin, M. Kaneta, J. H. Kang, H. Kanou, D. Kawall, A. V. Kazantsev, A. Khanzadeev, J. Kikuchi, D. H. Kim, D. J. Kim, E. Kim, E. Kinney, A. Kiss, E. Kistenev, A. Kiyomichi, J. Klay, C. Klein-Boesing, L. Kochenda, V. Kochetkov, B. Komkov, M. Konno, D. Kotchetkov, A. Kozlov, A. Král, A. Kravitz, J. Kubart, G. J. Kunde, N. Kurihara, K. Kurita, M. J. Kweon, Y. Kwon, G. S. Kyle, R. Lacey, Y. S. Lai, J. G. Lajoie, A. Lebedev, D. M. Lee, M. K. Lee, T. Lee, M. J. Leitch, M. A L Leite, B. Lenzi, T. Liška, A. Litvinenko, M. X. Liu, X. Li, B. Love, D. Lynch, C. F. Maguire, Y. I. Makdisi, A. Malakhov, M. D. Malik, V. I. Manko, Y. Mao, L. Mašek, H. Masui, F. Matathias, M. McCumber, P. L. McGaughey, Y. Miake, P. Mikeš, K. Miki, T. E. Miller, A. Milov, S. Mioduszewski, M. Mishra, J. T. Mitchell, M. Mitrovski, A. Morreale, D. P. Morrison, T. V. Moukhanova, D. Mukhopadhyay, J. Murata, S. Nagamiya, Y. Nagata, J. L. Nagle, M. Naglis, I. Nakagawa, Y. Nakamiya, T. Nakamura, K. Nakano, J. Newby, M. Nguyen, B. E. Norman, A. S. Nyanin, E. O'Brien, S. X. Oda, C. A. Ogilvie, H. Ohnishi, H. Okada, K. Okada, M. Oka, O. O. Omiwade, A. Oskarsson, M. Ouchida, K. Ozawa, R. Pak, D. Pal, A. P T Palounek, V. Pantuev, V. Papavassiliou, J. Park, W. J. Park, S. F. Pate, H. Pei, J. C. Peng, H. Pereira, V. Peresedov, D. Yu Peressounko, C. Pinkenburg, M. L. Purschke, A. K. Purwar, H. Qu, J. Rak, A. Rakotozafindrabe, I. Ravinovich, K. F. Read, S. Rembeczki, M. Reuter, K. Reygers, V. Riabov, Y. Riabov, G. Roche, A. Romana, M. Rosati, S. S E Rosendahl, P. Rosnet, P. Rukoyatkin, V. L. Rykov, B. Sahlmueller, N. Saito, T. Sakaguchi, S. Sakai, H. Sakata, V. Samsonov, S. Sato, S. Sawada, J. Seele, R. Seidl, V. Semenov, R. Seto, D. Sharma, I. Shein, A. Shevel, T. A. Shibata, K. Shigaki, M. Shimomura, K. Shoji, A. Sickles, C. L. Silva, D. Silvermyr, C. Silvestre, K. S. Sim, C. P. Singh, V. Singh, S. Skutnik, M. Slunečka, A. Soldatov, R. A. Soltz, W. E. Sondheim, S. P. Sorensen, I. V. Sourikova, F. Staley, P. W. Stankus, E. Stenlund, M. Stepanov, A. Ster, S. P. Stoll, T. Sugitate, C. Suire, J. Sziklai, T. Tabaru, S. Takagi, E. M. Takagui, A. Taketani, Y. Tanaka, K. Tanida, M. J. Tannenbaum, A. Taranenko, P. Tarján, T. L. Thomas, M. Togawa, A. Toia, J. Tojo, L. Tomášek, H. Torii, R. S. Towell, V. N. Tram, I. Tserruya, Y. Tsuchimoto, C. Vale, H. Valle, H. W. Van Hecke, J. Velkovska, R. Vertesi, A. A. Vinogradov, M. Virius, V. Vrba, E. Vznuzdaev, M. Wagner, D. Walker, X. R. Wang, Y. Watanabe, J. Wessels, S. N. White, D. Winter, C. L. Woody, M. Wysocki, W. Xie, Y. Yamaguchi, A. Yanovich, Z. Yasin, J. Ying, S. Yokkaichi, G. R. Young, I. Younus, I. E. Yushmanov, W. A. Zajc, O. Zaudtke, C. Zhang, S. Zhou, J. Zimányi, L. Zolin

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Abstract

The PHENIX experiment presents results from the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider 2005 run with polarized proton collisions at s=200GeV, for inclusive π0 production at midrapidity. Unpolarized cross section results are given for transverse momenta pT=0.5 to 20GeV/c, extending the range of published data to both lower and higher pT. The cross section is described well for pT<1GeV/c by an exponential in pT, and, for pT>2GeV/c, by perturbative QCD. Double helicity asymmetries ALL are presented based on a factor of 5 improvement in uncertainties as compared to previously published results, due to both an improved beam polarization of 50%, and to higher integrated luminosity. These measurements are sensitive to the gluon polarization in the proton. Using one representative model of gluon polarization it is demonstrated that the gluon spin contribution to the proton spin is significantly constrained.

Original languageEnglish
Article number051106
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume76
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Sep 25

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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    Adare, A., Afanasiev, S., Aidala, C., Ajitanand, N. N., Akiba, Y., Al-Bataineh, H., Alexander, J., Aoki, K., Aphecetche, L., Armendariz, R., Aronson, S. H., Asai, J., Atomssa, E. T., Averbeck, R., Awes, T. C., Azmoun, B., Babintsev, V., Baksay, G., Baksay, L., ... Zolin, L. (2007). Inclusive cross section and double helicity asymmetry for π0 production in p+p collisions at s=200GeV: Implications for the polarized gluon distribution in the proton. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 76(5), [051106]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.76.051106