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Physics of Particles and Nuclei Letters

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 48–58 | Cite as

Fractal structure of hadrons in processes with polarized protons at SPD NICA (Proposal for experiment)

Physics of Elementary Particles and Atomic Nuclei. Experiment

Abstract

The concept of z-scaling previously developed for analysis of inclusive reactions in proton-proton collisions is applied for description of processes with polarized protons at the planned Spin Physics Detector NICA in Dubna. Hypotheses of self-similarity and fractality of the proton spin structure are discussed. The possibilities to extract information on spin-dependent fractal dimensions of hadrons and fragmentation process from asymmetries and coefficients of polarization transfer are justified. The double longitudinal spin asymmetry A LL of π0 meson production and the coefficient of the polarization transfer D LL of Λ hyperon production in proton-proton collisions measured at RHIC are analyzed in the framework of z-scaling. The spin-dependent fractal dimensions of proton and fragmentation process with polarized λ hyperon are estimated. A study of the spin-dependent constituent energy loss as a function of transverse momentum of the inclusive hadron and collision energy is suggested.

Keywords

Self-similarity high energy proton-proton collisions asymmetry polarization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Joint Institute for Nuclear ResearchDubnaRussia
  2. 2.Nuclear Physics InstituteAcademy of Sciences of the Czech RepublicŘžeCzech Republic

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