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First Results from the SIDIS Program at CLAS12

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Anselm Vossen (Duke)

Semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering (SIDIS) is an essential tool to probe the quark-gluon structure of the proton and thus for our understanding of non-perturbative QCD dynamics. The CLAS12 experiment has been taking physics data at the upgraded Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) at Jefferson Laboratory since 2018. It takes advantage of the world record luminosities provided by CEBAF to perform an ambitious program of 3D imaging of the proton in momentum and position space. This talk will present the first results from the SIDIS program. I will focus on the first observation of beam-spin asymmetries in di-pion production in SIDIS. From the measured di-pion correlations a first extraction of the collinear twist-3 PDF e(x), which is sensitive to quark-gluon correlations in the proton, can be performed. Furthermore spin-orbit correlations in the hadronization of longitudinal polarized quarks into pions can be studied for the first time.

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