First Measurement of the Transverse Spin Asymmetries of the Deuteron in Semi-inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering Academic Article uri icon


  • First measurements of the Collins and Sivers asymmetries of charged hadrons produced in deep-inelastic scattering of muons on a transversely polarized 6LiD target are presented. The data were taken in 2002 with the COMPASS spectrometer using the muon beam of the CERN SPS at 160 GeV/c. The Collins asymmetry turns out to be compatible with zero, as does the measured Sivers asymmetry within the present statistical errors.

author list (cited authors)

  • Alexakhin, V. Y., Alexandrov, Y. u., Alexeev, G. D., Amoroso, A., BadeĊ‚ek, B., Balestra, F., ... Zvyagin, A.

citation count

  • 245

publication date

  • May 2005


  • Compass Collaboration