Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
On the beam spin asymmetries of electroproduction of charged hadrons off the nucleon targets
Department of Physics, Southeast University, Nanjing, 211189, China
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Accepted: 15 May 2014
Published online: 3 June 2014
We study the beam single-spin asymmetries ALUsin φh for charged hadrons produced in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering processes, by considering the eH1⊥ term and the g⊥D1 term simultaneously. Besides the asymmetries for charged pions, for the first time we present the analysis on the asymmetries in the production of charged kaons, protons, and antiprotons by longitudinally polarized leptons scattered off unpolarized proton and deuteron targets. In our calculation we use two sets of transverse momentum dependent distributions g⊥(x, kT2) and e(x, kT2) calculated from two different spectator models, and we compare the numerical results with the preliminary data recently obtained by the HERMES Collaboration. We also predict the beam spin asymmetries for π±, K±, p/p̅± electroproduction in semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering of 12 GeV polarized electrons from unpolarized proton and deuteron targets.
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