Flavor asymmetry of polarized antiquark distributions and semi-inclusive DIS
1 Institut für Theoretische Physik II,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, 44780 Bochum, Germany
2 Petersburg Nuclear Physics Institute, Gatchina, St.Petersburg 188350, Russia
Received: 30 November 1999 / Published online: 17 March 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000
The 1/Nc-expansion of QCD suggests large flavor asymmetries of the polarized antiquark distributions in the nucleon. This is confirmed by model calculations in the large-Nc limit (chiral quark-soliton model), which give sizable results for and . We compute the contributions of these flavor asymmetries to the spin asymmetries in hadron production in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering. We show that the large flavor asymmetries predicted by the chiral quark-soliton model are consistent with the recent HERMES data for spin asymmetries in charged hadron production.
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