Probing the spin-dependent fragmentation function in unpolarized pp and AA collisions at the LHC(Remote)

Nov 17, 2023, 4:20 PM
Function Room 9 光大9号厅 (2nd Floor 光大二楼)

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2nd Floor 光大二楼


Prof. Shu-Yi WEI (Shandong University)


The longitudinal spin transfer represents the probability density of producing longitudinally polarized hadrons from longitudinally polarized quarks or circularly polarized gluons. It thus was usually measured in polarized reactions or high-energy collisions where weak interaction dominates. In this work, we propose the dihadron polarization correlation as a novel probe of this quantity. Such an observable does not require the fragmenting partons to be polarized and therefore can be measured in the currently available experimental facilities, such as Belle, RHIC, Tevatron, and the LHC. We make quantitative predictions for these experiments. In light of the data already harvested, the experimental investigation of this observable provides more opportunity for the quantitative study of the longitudinal spin transfer. In particular, the measurements in $pp$ collisions can significantly constrain the fragmentation function of a circularly polarized gluon.


[1] Probing the longitudinal spin transfer via dihadron polarization correlations in unpolarized $e^+e^-$ and pp collisions, Hao-Cheng Zhang, Shu-Yi Wei, Phys. Lett. B 839 (2023) 137821.
[2] X. Li, Z.X. Chen, S. Cao, S.Y. Wei, arXiv:2309.09487 (2023).

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Prof. Shu-Yi WEI (Shandong University)

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