Determination of the neutron spin structure function

P. L. Anthony, R. G. Arnold, H. R. Band, H. Borel, P. E. Bosted, V. Breton, G. D. Cates, T. E. Chupp, F. S. Dietrich, J. Dunne, R. Erbacher, J. Fellbaum, H. Fonvieille, R. Gearhart, R. Holmes, E. W. Hughes, J. R. Johnson, D. Kawall, C. Keppel, S. E. KuhnR. M. Lombard-Nelsen, J. Marroncle, T. Maruyama, W. Meyer, Z. E. Meziani, H. Middleton, J. Morgenstern, N. R. Newbury, G. G. Petratos, R. Pitthan, R. Prepost, Y. Roblin, S. E. Rock, S. H. Rokni, G. Shapiro, T. Smith, P. A. Souder, M. Spengos, F. Staley, L. M. Stuart, Z. M. Szalata, Y. Terrien, A. K. Thompson, J. L. White, M. Woods, J. Xu, C. C. Young, G. Zapalac

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The spin structure function of the neutron g1n has been determined over the range 0.03<x<0.6 at an average Q2 of 2 (GeV/c)2 by measuring the asymmetry in deep inelastic scattering of polarized electrons from a polarized He3 target at energies between 19 and 26 GeV. The integral of the neutron spin structure function is found to be F01g1n(x)dx=-0.022±0.011. Earlier reported proton results together with the Bjorken sum rule predict F01g1n(x)dx=-0.059±0.019.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)959-962
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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