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

Polarized Drell-Yan experiment at Fermilab, SpinQuest (E1039)

22 Oct 2021, 09:34
Room 601 (Kunibiki Messe)

Room 601

Kunibiki Messe

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


Yoshiyuki Miyachi (Yamagata University)


E1039/SpinQuest is a polarized fixed-target Drell-Yan experiment using the 120 GeV proton beam from the Main Injector at Fermilab. The primary goal of SpinQuest is to measure the Sivers asymmetries, aiming to shed light on the fundamental question, “Do the light sea quarks contribute to the intrinsic spin of the nucleon via their orbital angular momentum?”. The Sivers asymmetry was first introduced to explain the unexpected, significant, transverse, single-spin asymmetries observed in the hadron-scattering. The Sivers functions for $u$ and $d$ quarks have been measured and found to be similar in size but with the opposite sign, but there are no data available yet for the sea quarks Sivers functions. SpinQuest will determine the $\bar{u}$ and $\bar{d}$ Sivers asymmetries in Drell-Yan using the transversely polarized proton and deuteron targets for the first time. The overview of SpinQuest, including the recent progress toward physics data taking, will be presented.

Primary author

Yoshiyuki Miyachi (Yamagata University)

Presentation Materials