18-22 October 2021
Matsue, Shimane Prefecture, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Transverse Spin Transfer of $\Lambda$ and $\overline{\Lambda}$ Hyperons in Polarized $p$+$p$ Collisions at $\sqrt{s} = 200$ GeV at RHIC-STAR

20 Oct 2021, 16:48
Room 601 (Kunibiki Messe)

Room 601

Kunibiki Messe

Parallel Session Presentation Transverse momentum structure (TMD) Transverse Momentum Structure (TMD)


Yike Xu


The transverse spin transfer, $D_{TT}$, of $\Lambda$ and $\overline{\Lambda}$ hyperons in $p$+$p$ collisions is expected to be sensitive to the $s$ and $\bar{s}$ quark transversity distributions in the proton and to the transversely polarized fragmetation functions. The STAR experiment has published the first measurement of the transverse spin transfer of $\Lambda$ and $\overline{\Lambda}$ hyperons in transversely polarized $p$+$p$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 200 GeV within pseudo-rapidity $|\eta| < 1.2$ and for the transverse momenta up to 8 GeV/$c$ based on the data taken in 2012. In 2015, a data sample of $p$+$p$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}$ = 200 GeV, about two times larger than the 2012 data, was collected. The preliminary result of the transverse spin transfer, $D_{TT}$, of $\Lambda$ and $\overline{\Lambda}$ hyperon versus transverse momentum, based on 2015 data, will be presented. The status of investigating $D_{TT}$ versus fractional momentum of the hyperon within a jet will also be reported.

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