Measurement of deeply virtual compton scattering beam-spin asymmetries

F. X. Girod, R. A. Niyazov, H. Avakian, J. Ball, I. Bedlinskiy, V. D. Burkert, R. De Masi, L. Elouadrhiri, M. Garçon, M. Guidal, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, V. Kubarovsky, S. V. Kuleshov, M. MacCormick, S. Niccolai, O. Pogorelko, F. Sabatié, S. Stepanyan, P. StolerM. Ungaro, B. Zhao, M. J. Amaryan, P. Ambrozewicz, M. Anghinolfi, G. Asryan, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, V. Batourine, M. Battaglieri, M. Bellis, N. Benmouna, B. L. Berman, A. S. Biselli, L. Blaszczyk, S. Bouchigny, S. Boiarinov, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, S. Bültmann, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, D. S. Carman, L. Casey, S. Chen, L. Cheng, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, P. Coltharp, D. Crabb, V. Crede, N. Dashyan, E. De Sanctis, R. De Vita, P. V. Degtyarenko, A. Deur, K. V. Dharmawardane, R. Dickson, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, Michael Dugger, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, L. El Fassi, P. Eugenio, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, H. Funsten, G. Gavalian, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, J. T. Goetz, A. Gonenc, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, N. Guler, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, C. Hanretty, F. W. Hersman, K. Hicks, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, C. E. Hyde, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, M. M. Ito, D. Jenkins, J. R. Johnstone, H. G. Juengst, N. Kalantarians, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, A. V. Klimenko, M. Kossov, Z. Krahn, L. H. Kramer, J. Kuhn, S. E. Kuhn, J. Lachniet, J. M. Laget, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, T. Lee, K. Livingston, H. Y. Lu, N. Markov, P. Mattione, M. Mazouz, B. McKinnon, B. A. Mecking, M. D. Mestayer, C. A. Meyer, T. Mibe, B. Michel, K. Mikhailov, M. Mirazita, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, K. Moriya, S. A. Morrow, M. Moteabbed, E. Munevar, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, R. Nasseripour, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, M. R. Niroula, M. Nozar, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, S. Anefalos Pereira, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, D. Pocanic, S. Pozdniakov, J. W. Price, S. Procureur, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, B. A. Raue, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, Barry Ritchie, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, J. Salamanca, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, R. A. Schumacher, V. S. Serov, Y. G. Sharabian, D. Sharov, N. V. Shvedunov, E. S. Smith, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, D. Sokhan, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, M. Taiuti, D. J. Tedeschi, A. Tkabladze, S. Tkachenko, C. Tur, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, E. Voutier, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, L. Zana, J. Zhang, Z. W. Zhao

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Abstract

The beam-spin asymmetries in the hard exclusive electroproduction of photons on the proton (e→p→epγ) were measured over a wide kinematic range and with high statistical accuracy. These asymmetries result from the interference of the Bethe-Heitler process and of deeply virtual Compton scattering. Over the whole kinematic range (xB from 0.11 to 0.58, Q2 from 1 to 4.8GeV2, -t from 0.09 to 1.8GeV2), the azimuthal dependence of the asymmetries is compatible with expectations from leading-twist dominance, Aasin/(1+ccos). This extensive set of data can thus be used to constrain significantly the generalized parton distributions of the nucleon in the valence quark sector.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number162002
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume100
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 23 2008

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Girod, F. X., Niyazov, R. A., Avakian, H., Ball, J., Bedlinskiy, I., Burkert, V. D., De Masi, R., Elouadrhiri, L., Garçon, M., Guidal, M., Jo, H. S., Joo, K., Kubarovsky, V., Kuleshov, S. V., MacCormick, M., Niccolai, S., Pogorelko, O., Sabatié, F., Stepanyan, S., ... Zhao, Z. W. (2008). Measurement of deeply virtual compton scattering beam-spin asymmetries. Physical Review Letters, 100(16), [162002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.162002