Measurement of the 3He spin-structure functions and of neutron (3He) spin-dependent sum rules at 0.035 ≤ Q2 ≤ 0.24 GeV2

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The spin-structure functions g1 and g2, and the spin-dependent partial cross-section σTT have been extracted from the polarized cross-sections differences, Δσ(ν,Q2) and Δσ(ν,Q2) measured for the He3→(e→,e)X reaction, in the E97-110 experiment at Jefferson Lab. Polarized electrons with energies from 1.147 to 4.404 GeV were scattered at angles of 6 and 9 from a longitudinally or transversely polarized 3He target. The data cover the kinematic regions of the quasi-elastic, resonance production and beyond. From the extracted spin-structure functions, the first moments Γ1‾(Q2), Γ2(Q2) and ITT(Q2) are evaluated with high precision for the neutron in the Q2 range from 0.035 to 0.24GeV2. The comparison of the data and the chiral effective field theory predictions reveals the importance of proper treatment of the Δ degree of freedom for spin observables.

Original languageEnglish
Article number135428
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
StatePublished - Jun 10 2020

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We acknowledge the outstanding support of the Jefferson Lab Hall A technical staff and the Physics and Accelerator Divisions that made this work possible. We thank A. Deltuva, J. Golak, F. Hagelstein, H. Krebs, V. Lensky, U.-G. Meißner, V. Pascalutsa, G. Salmè, S. Scopetta and M. Vanderhaeghen for useful discussions and for sharing their calculations. This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Nuclear Physics under contract DE-AC05-06OR23177 , and by the NSF under grant PHY-0099557 .

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