Nuclear effects on R = σLT in deep-inelastic scattering

K. Ackerstaff, A. Airapetian, N. Akopov, I. Akushevich, M. Amarian, E. C. Aschenauer, H. Avakian, R. Avakian, A. Avetissian, B. Bains, C. Baumgarten, M. Beckmann, S. Belostotski, J. E. Belz, Th Benisch, S. Bernreuther, N. Bianchi, J. Blouw, H. Böttcher, A. BorissovM. Bouwhuis, J. Brack, S. Brauksiepe, B. Braun, B. Bray, St Brons, W. Brückner, A. Brüll, E. E.W. Bruins, H. J. Bulten, G. P. Capitani, P. Carter, P. Chumney, E. Cisbani, G. R. Court, P. F. Dalpiaz, E. De Sanctis, D. De Schepper, E. Devitsin, P. K.A. de Witt Huberts, P. Di Nezza, M. Düren, A. Dvoredsky, G. Elbakian, J. Ely, A. Fantoni, A. Fechtchenko, M. Ferstl, K. Fiedler, B. W. Filippone, H. Fischer, B. Fox, J. Franz, S. Frullani, M. A. Funk, Y. Gärber, H. Gao, F. Garibaldi, G. Gavrilov, P. Geiger, V. Gharibyan, A. Golendukhin, G. Graw, O. Grebeniouk, P. W. Green, L. G. Greeniaus, C. Grosshauser, M. Guidal, A. Gute, V. Gyurjyan, J. P. Haas, W. Haeberli, J. O. Hansen, M. Hartig, D. Hasch, O. Häusser, F. H. Heinsius, R. Henderson, M. Henoch, R. Hertenberger, Y. Holler, R. J. Holt, W. Hoprich, H. Ihssen, M. Iodice, A. Izotov, H. E. Jackson, A. Jgoun, R. Kaiser, E. Kinney, M. Kirsch, A. Kisselev, P. Kitching, H. Kobayashi, N. Koch, K. Königsmann, M. Kolstein, H. Kolster, V. Korotkov, W. Korsch, V. Kozlov, L. H. Kramer, V. G. Krivokhijine, M. Kurisuno, G. Kyle, W. Lachnit, P. Lenisa, W. Lorenzon, N. C.R. Makins, F. K. Martens, J. W. Martin, F. Masoli, A. Mateos, M. McAndrew, K. McIlhany, R. D. McKeown, F. Meissner, F. Menden, A. Metz, N. Meyners, O. Mikloukho, C. A. Miller, M. A. Miller, R. Milner, A. Most, V. Muccifora, R. Mussa, A. Nagaitsev, Yu Naryshkin, A. M. Nathan, F. Neunreither, J. M. Niczyporuk, W. D. Nowak, M. Nupieri, T. G. O'Neill, R. Openshaw, J. Ouyang, B. R. Owen, V. Papavassiliou, S. F. Pate, M. Pitt, S. Potashov, D. H. Potterveld, G. Rakness, A. Reali, R. Redwine, A. R. Reolon, R. Ristinen, K. Rith, P. Rossi, S. Rudnitsky, M. Ruh, D. Ryckbosch, Y. Sakemi, I. Savin, C. Scarlett, A. Schäfer, F. Schmidt, H. Schmitt, G. Schnell, K. P. Schüler, A. Schwind, J. Seibert, T. A. Shibata, K. Shibatani, T. Shin, V. Shutov, C. Simani, A. Simon, K. Sinram, P. Slavich, M. Spengos, E. Steffens, J. Stenger, J. Stewart, U. Stoesslein, M. Sutter, H. Tallini, S. Taroian, A. Terkulov, E. Thomas, B. Tipton, M. Tytgat, G. M. Urciuoli, J. F.J. van den Brand, G. van der Steenhoven, R. van de Vyver, J. J. van Hunen, M. C. Vetterli, V. Vikhrov, M. G. Vincter, J. Visser, E. Volk, W. Wander, J. Wendland, S. E. Williamson, T. Wise, K. Woller, S. Yoneyama, H. Zohrabian

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Abstract

Cross section ratios for deep-inelastic scattering from 14N and 3He with respect to 2H have been measured by the HERMES experiment at DESY using a 27.5 GeV positron beam. The data cover a range in the Bjorken scaling variable x between 0.013 and 0.65, while the negative squared four-momentum transfer Q2 varies from 0.5 to 15 GeV2. The data are compared to measurements performed by NMC, E665, and SLAC on 4He and 12C, and are found to be different for x<0.06 and Q2<1.5 GeV2. The observed difference is attributed to an A-dependence of the ratio R = σLT of longitudinal to transverse deep-inelastic scattering cross sections at low x and low Q2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)386-394
Number of pages9
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume475
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2 2000

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Funding Information:
We gratefully acknowledge the DESY management for its support and the DESY staff and the staffs of the collaborating institutions. This work was supported by the FWO-Flanders, Belgium; the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada; the INTAS and TMR network contributions from the European Community; the German Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie; the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD); the Italian Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN); Monbusho International Scientific Research Program, JSPS, and Toray Science Foundation of Japan; the Dutch Foundation for Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM); the U.K. Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council; and the US Department of Energy and National Science Foundation.

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