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Precision Small Scattering Angle Measurements of Elastic Proton-Proton Single and Double Spin Analyzing Powers at the RHIC Hydrogen Jet Polarimeter.

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Summary of "Precision Small Scattering Angle Measurements of Elastic Proton-Proton Single and Double Spin Analyzing Powers at the RHIC Hydrogen Jet Polarimeter."

The Polarized Atomic Hydrogen Gas Jet Target polarimeter is employed by the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) to measure the absolute polarization of each colliding proton beam. Polarimeter detectors and data acquisition were upgraded in 2015 to increase solid angle, energy range, and energy resolution. These upgrades and advanced systematic error analysis along with improved beam intensity and polarization in RHIC runs 2015 (E_{beam}=100  GeV) and 2017 (255 GeV) allowed us to greatly reduce the statistical and systematic uncertainties for elastic spin asymmetries, A_{N}(t) and A_{NN}(t), in the Coulomb-nuclear interference momentum transfer range 0.0013<-t<0.018  GeV^{2}. For the first time hadronic single spin-flip r_{5} and double spin-flip r_{2} amplitude parameters were reliably isolated at these energies and momentum transfers. Measurements at two beam energies enable a separation of Pomeron and Regge pole contributions to r_{5}(s) and r_{2}(s), indicating that the spin component may persist at high energies.

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Name: Physical review letters
ISSN: 1079-7114
Pages: 162001

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