# XXIV International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS16)

Apr 11 – 15, 2016
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

## Measurement of Transverse Single Spin Asymmetries in $\pi^0$ Production from $p^{\uparrow}+p$ and $p^{\uparrow}+A$ Collisions at STAR

Apr 12, 2016, 11:20 AM
15m
SR4a (DESY Hamburg)

Spin Physics

### Speaker

Mr Christopher Dilks (Pennsylvania State University)

### Description

In 2015 the first collisions between polarized protons and nuclei occurred at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), at a center-of-mass energy of $\sqrt{s_{NN}}=200$ GeV. Comparisons between spin asymmetries and cross-sections in $p+p$ production to those in $p+A$ production provide insight into nuclear structure, namely nuclear modification factors, nuclear dependence of spin asymmetries, and comparison to models with saturation effects. The transverse single spin asymmetry, $A_N$, has been measured in $\pi^0$ production in the STAR Forward Meson Spectrometer (FMS), an electromagnetic calorimeter covering a forward psuedorapidity range of $2.6<\eta<4$. Within this kinematic range, STAR has previously reported the persistence of large $\pi^0$ asymmetries with unexpected dependences on $p_T$ and event topology in $p+p$ collisions. This talk will compare these dependences to those in $p+A$ production.

### Primary author

Mr Christopher Dilks (Pennsylvania State University)

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