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Transverse single spin asymmetry in p plus p up arrow -> D plus X

Godbole, Rohini M and Kaushik, Abhiram and Misra, Anuradha (2016) Transverse single spin asymmetry in p plus p up arrow -> D plus X. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 94 (11).

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We present expected values of the single spin asymmetry in D-meson production in the process p + p up arrow -> D-0 + X at RHIC energy (root s = 200 GeV) using a generalized parton model approach. For this purpose, we use the fits to the gluon Sivers function recently obtained by D'Alesio, Murgia, and Pisano. We find that the peak asymmetry predictions for these lie in a broad range, 0.5% less than or similar to A(N) less than or similar to 10%, for the kinematic regions considered. This is to be compared with the upper bound of 18% expected for the maximal gluon Sivers function. We extend our analysis to two other center-of-mass energies of proposed experiments: AFTER@LHC (root s = 115 GeV) and a future RHIC run (root s = 500 GeV). We further investigate (at root s = 200 GeV) the effect of the transverse-momentum-dependent evolution of the unpolarized parton distribution functions and of the gluon Sivers function on the asymmetry predictions. We find that the inclusion of evolution causes an overall reduction of the asymmetry predictions. For example, predictions for the peak asymmetry decrease by a factor of 3 or more for the case of the saturated gluon Sivers function. This decrease is similar to that noticed earlier for single spin asymmetry in the electroproduction of J/psi.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copy right for this article belongs to the AMER PHYSICAL SOC, ONE PHYSICS ELLIPSE, COLLEGE PK, MD 20740-3844 USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2017 08:45
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2017 08:45
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/55956

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