Polarized antiquark flavor asymmetry in Drell-Yan pair production

B. Dressler, K. Goeke, M. V. Polyakov, P. Schweitzer, M. Strikman, C. Weiss

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We investigate the role of the flavor asymmetry of the nucleon's polarized antiquark distributions in Drell-Yan lepton pair production in polarized nucleon-nucleon collisions at HERA (fixed-target) and RHIC energies. It is shown that the large polarized antiquark flavor asymmetry predicted by model calculations in the large-Nc limit (chiral quark-soliton model) has a dramatic effect on the double spin asymmetries in high mass lepton pair production, as well as on the single spin asymmetries in lepton pair production through W±-bosons at M2 = M2w.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)719-722
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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