Measuring transverse spin correlations by 4-particle correlations in e + e - → 2 jets

Xavier Artru, John Collins

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The azimuthal distribution of pairs of particles in a jet is sensitive to the transverse polarization of the quark initiating the jet, but with a sensitivity that involves a nonperturbative analyzing power. We show in detail how to measure the analyzing power from 4-hadron correlations in e + e -→2 jets. We explain the combinations of particle flavor that are likely to give the biggest effect.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-286
Number of pages10
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C: Particles and Fields
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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