Future Experiments to Measure the Spin Structure of the Nucleon

  • Michael Düren
Part of the Few-Body Systems book series (FEWBODY, volume 6)


Polarized lepton nucleon scattering experiments have access to six different spin structure functions and related sum rules. The spin distributions of the valence and sea quarks, of gluons and the quark’s angular momentum in the nucleon are subject of investigation in the 2 nd generation spin experiments SMC, E-142, HERMES and HELP. The abilities and precisions of the experiments are compared. The HERMES experiment, having the most complete experimental program, is described in more detail.


Spin Asymmetry Nucleon Spin Target Polarization Spin Experiment Spin Structure Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Düren
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  1. 1.Max-Planck Institut für KernphysikHeidelberg 1Germany

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