Measurement of deeply virtual compton scattering with a polarized-proton target

S. Chen, H. Avakian, V. D. Burkert, P. Eugenio, G. Adams, M. Amarian, P. Ambrozewicz, M. Anghinolfi, G. Asryan, H. Bagdasaryan, N. Baillie, J. P. Ball, N. A. Baltzell, S. Barrow, V. Batourine, M. Battaglieri, K. Beard, I. Bedlinskiy, M. Bektasoglu, M. BellisN. Benmouna, B. L. Berman, A. S. Biselli, B. E. Bonner, S. Bouchigny, S. Boiarinov, P. Bosted, R. Bradford, D. Branford, W. J. Briscoe, W. K. Brooks, S. Bültmann, C. Butuceanu, J. R. Calarco, S. L. Careccia, D. S. Carman, B. Carnahan, A. Cazes, P. L. Cole, P. Collins, P. Coltharp, D. Cords, P. Corvisiero, D. Crabb, H. Crannell, V. Crede, J. P. Cummings, R. de Masi, R. DeVita, E. de Sanctis, P. V. Degtyarenko, H. Denizli, L. Dennis, A. Deur, K. V. Dharmawardane, K. S. Dhuga, C. Djalali, G. E. Dodge, J. Donnelly, D. Doughty, Michael Dugger, S. Dytman, O. P. Dzyubak, H. Egiyan, K. S. Egiyan, L. El Fassi, L. Elouadrhiri, R. Fatemi, G. Fedotov, G. Feldman, R. J. Feuerbach, T. A. Forest, H. Funsten, M. Garçon, G. Gavalian, G. P. Gilfoyle, K. L. Giovanetti, F. X. Girod, J. T. Goetz, E. Golovatch, A. Gonenc, R. W. Gothe, K. A. Griffioen, M. Guidal, M. Guillo, N. Guler, L. Guo, V. Gyurjyan, C. Hadjidakis, K. Hafidi, H. Hakobyan, R. S. Hakobyan, J. Hardie, D. Heddle, F. W. Hersman, K. Hicks, I. Hleiqawi, M. Holtrop, M. Huertas, C. E. Hyde-Wright, Y. Ilieva, D. G. Ireland, B. S. Ishkhanov, E. L. Isupov, M. M. Ito, D. Jenkins, H. S. Jo, K. Joo, H. G. Juengst, C. Keith, J. D. Kellie, M. Khandaker, K. Y. Kim, K. Kim, W. Kim, A. Klein, F. J. Klein, M. Klusman, M. Kossov, L. H. Kramer, V. Kubarovsky, J. Kuhn, S. E. Kuhn, S. V. Kuleshov, J. Lachniet, J. M. Laget, J. Langheinrich, D. Lawrence, J. Li, A. C S Lima, K. Livingston, H. Lu, K. Lukashin, M. MacCormick, N. Markov, S. McAleer, B. McKinnon, J. W C McNabb, B. A. Mecking, M. D. Mestayer, C. A. Meyer, T. Mibe, K. Mikhailov, R. Minehart, M. Mirazita, R. Miskimen, V. Mokeev, L. Morand, S. A. Morrow, M. Moteabbed, J. Mueller, G. S. Mutchler, P. Nadel-Turonski, J. Napolitano, R. Nasseripour, N. Natasha, S. Niccolai, G. Niculescu, I. Niculescu, B. B. Niczyporuk, M. R. Niroula, R. A. Niyazov, M. Nozar, G. V. O'Rielly, M. Osipenko, A. I. Ostrovidov, K. Park, E. Pasyuk, C. Paterson, S. A. Philips, J. Pierce, N. Pivnyuk, D. Pocanic, O. Pogorelko, E. Polli, I. Popa, S. Pozdniakov, B. M. Preedom, J. W. Price, Y. Prok, D. Protopopescu, L. M. Qin, B. A. Raue, G. Riccardi, G. Ricco, M. Ripani, Barry Ritchie, F. Ronchetti, G. Rosner, P. Rossi, D. Rowntree, P. D. Rubin, F. Sabatié, C. Salgado, J. P. Santoro, V. Sapunenko, R. A. Schumacher, V. S. Serov, Y. G. Sharabian, J. Shaw, N. V. Shvedunov, A. V. Skabelin, E. S. Smith, L. C. Smith, D. I. Sober, A. Stavinsky, S. S. Stepanyan, S. Stepanyan, B. E. Stokes, P. Stoler, I. I. Strakovsky, S. Strauch, R. Suleiman, M. Taiuti, D. J. Tedeschi, U. Thoma, A. Tkabladze, S. Tkachenko, L. Todor, C. Tur, M. Ungaro, M. Vanderhaeghen, M. F. Vineyard, A. V. Vlassov, D. P. Watts, L. B. Weinstein, D. P. Weygand, M. Williams, E. Wolin, M. H. Wood, A. Yegneswaran, J. Yun, L. Zana, J. Zhang, B. Zhao, Z. Zhao

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Abstract

The longitudinal target-spin asymmetry AUL for the exclusive electroproduction of high-energy photons was measured for the first time in ep→→e′pγ. The data have been accumulated at JLab with the CLAS spectrometer using 5.7 GeV electrons and a longitudinally polarized NH3 target. A significant azimuthal angular dependence was observed, resulting from the interference of the deeply virtual Compton scattering and Bethe-Heitler processes. The amplitude of the sin moment is 0.252±0.042stat±0. 020sys. Theoretical calculations are in good agreement with the magnitude and the kinematic dependence of the target-spin asymmetry, which is sensitive to the generalized parton distributions H ∼ and H.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number072002
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume97
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2006

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    Chen, S., Avakian, H., Burkert, V. D., Eugenio, P., Adams, G., Amarian, M., Ambrozewicz, P., Anghinolfi, M., Asryan, G., Bagdasaryan, H., Baillie, N., Ball, J. P., Baltzell, N. A., Barrow, S., Batourine, V., Battaglieri, M., Beard, K., Bedlinskiy, I., Bektasoglu, M., ... Zhao, Z. (2006). Measurement of deeply virtual compton scattering with a polarized-proton target. Physical Review Letters, 97(7), [072002]. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.97.072002