Measurement of the longitudinal spin asymmetries for weak boson production in proton-proton collisions at s =510 GeV

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We report new STAR measurements of the single-spin asymmetries AL for W+ and W- bosons produced in polarized proton-proton collisions at s=510 GeV as a function of the decay-positron and decay-electron pseudorapidity. The data were obtained in 2013 and correspond to an integrated luminosity of 250 pb-1. The results are combined with previous results obtained with 86 pb-1. A comparison with theoretical expectations based on polarized lepton-nucleon deep-inelastic scattering and prior polarized proton-proton data suggests a difference between the ū and d quark helicity distributions for 0.05<x<0.25. In addition, we report new results for the double-spin asymmetries ALL for W±, as well as AL for Z/γ∗ production and subsequent decay into electron-positron pairs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number051102
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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Measurement of the longitudinal spin asymmetries for weak boson production in proton-proton collisions at s =510 GeV. / (STAR Collaboration).

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