The most recent data on the weighted transverse single spin asymmetry AUTsin(h-S) from HERMES and COMPASS Collaborations are analyzed within the LO parton model with unintegrated parton distribution and fragmentation functions; all transverse motions are taken into account, with exact kinematics, in the elementary interactions. The overall quality of the data is such that, for the first time, a rather well constrained extraction of the Sivers function for u and d quarks is possible and is performed. Comparisons with models are made. Based on the extracted Sivers functions, predictions for AUTsin(h-S) asymmetries at JLab are given; suggestions for further measurements at COMPASS, with a transversely polarized hydrogen target and selecting favorable kinematical ranges, are discussed. Predictions are also presented for single spin asymmetries in Drell-Yan processes at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research at GSI-Darmstadt.
|Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
|Published - Nov 1 2005
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)