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By B. W. Filippone, Xiangdong Ji (auth.), J. W. Negele, E. W. Vogt (eds.)

The 4 articles of the current quantity deal with very assorted subject matters in nuclear physics and, certainly, surround experiments at very other kinds of exp- imental amenities. the variety of curiosity of the articles extends from the character of the substructure of the nucleon and the deuteron to the final homes of the nucleus, together with its section transitions and its wealthy and unforeseen quantal houses. the 1st article through Fillipone and Ji reports the current experimental and theoretical state of affairs touching on our wisdom of the starting place of the spin of the nucleon. until eventually approximately two decades in the past the half-integral spin of the neutron and p- ton was once considered as their intrinsic estate as Dirac debris which have been the fundamental development blocks of atomic nuclei. Then, with the arrival of the traditional version and of quarks because the easy construction blocks, the substructure of the - cleon turned the topic of extreme curiosity. preliminary nonrelativistic quark m- els assigned the starting place of nucleon spin to the elemental half-integral spin of its 3 constituent quarks, leaving no room for contributions to the spin from the gluons linked to the interacting quarks or from the orbital angular momentum of both gluons or quarks. That naive knowing was once shaken, approximately fifteen years in the past, through experiments concerning deep-inelastic scattering of electrons or muons from nucleons.

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1. 30 but that the gluon distribution and its first moment are largely unconstrained. The extracted value for is typically positive but the corresponding uncertainty is often 50-100% of the value. 1 are dependent on the assumptions used in the fits. Estimates of the contribution from higher twist effects [62, 198] corrections) suggest that the effects are relatively small at the present experimental This is further supported by the generally good fits that the NLO QCD calculations can achieve without including possible higher-twist effects.

The first pioneering experiments on the proton spin structure were performed at SLAC in experiments E80 [35] and E130 [66]. These experiments are typical of the experimental approach of the SLAC spin program. Polarized electrons are injected into the SLAC linac, accelerated to the full beam energy and impinge on fixed targets in End Station A. The polarization of the electrons is measured at low energies at the injector using Mott scattering and at high energies in the End Station using Moller scattering.

W. Filippone and Xiangdong Ji inclusive direct-photon production is then For the polarized cross-section the parton distributions are replaced by polarized distributions and the parton cross-sections are replaced by the spin-dependent cross-section The tree-level parton scattering cross-section is where the gration over, say, reduces the parton momentum integration into one intewith range and For the polarized case, we have the same expression as in Eq. 16) but with The Spin Structure of the Nucleon 47 In the energy region where the Compton subprocess is dominant, we can write the proton-proton cross-section in terms of the deep-inelastic structure functions and and the gluon distributions G and [70], Here the factorization scale µ is usually taken as the photon transverse momentum Unfortunately, the above simple picture of direct photon production is complicated by high-order QCD corrections.

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