# Light Cone 2022 Online: Physics of Hadrons on the Light Front

Sep 19 – 23, 2022
ONLINE (ZOOM)
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## First multidimensional $ep \to e’p’X$ single spin asymmetries in the target fragmentation at Jefferson Lab.

Sep 21, 2022, 2:45 PM
30m
ONLINE (ZOOM)

### Speaker

Fatiha Benmokhtar (Duquesne University)

### Description

Studies of the properties and the azimuthal distribution of hadrons produced in the Target Fragmentation Region serve as a test of our complete understanding of the different mechanisms in the Semi-Inclusive Deep Inelastic Scattering production of hadrons and provide additional information on the QCD dynamics that are not accessible with single hadron production in the Current Fragmentation Region. We present first Multi-dimensional studies of beam SSA for semi-inclusive protons (ep → e′p’X), produced in the TFR, that can be related to higher twist Fracture Functions prescribing the formation of protons out of the target remnant. The CLAS12 detector in Hall B at Jefferson lab collected data with a longitudinally polarized 10.6~GeV electron beam on an unpolarized hydrogen target. Preliminary results from these measurements captured the transition between the TFR and CFR regions showing a clear sign change of the SSA for protons produced in the backward region in CM, dominated by TFR protons providing a possible benchmark for the first experimental separation of CFR and TFR regions. These findings are opening a new avenue for studies of nucleon structure.

### Primary author

Fatiha Benmokhtar (Duquesne University)

### Presentation materials

 Benmokhtar-ep-epX-LightCone-2022-Online.pdf Fatiha Benmokhtar.mp4