Measurement of Decay Angular Distributions of Drell‐Yan Events for p− d Interaction at 800 GeV/c Conference Paper uri icon


  • We report preliminary results from a measurement of the angular distributions of Drell-Yan dimuons produced using an 800 GeV/c proton beam on a deuterium target. No significant cos2 dependence is found in these proton-induced Drell-Yan data, in contrast to the situation for pion-induced Drell-Yan. The data are compared with expectations from models which attribute the cos2 distribution to a QCD vacuum effect or to the presence of the transverse-momentum-dependent Boer-Mulders structure function h1. © 2006 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Peng, J. C., Zhu, L. Y., Reimer, P. E., Awes, T. C., Brooks, M. L., Brown, C. N., ... Young, G. R.

publication date

  • January 1, 2006 11:11 AM


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