We discuss the flavor asymmetry of polarized light antiquarks in the nucleon, $\Delta\bar{u}-\Delta\bar{d}$. We present a determination of this quantity based on two global QCD analyses of experimental data, DSSV08 and NNPDFpol1.1, in which sea-quark parton distribution functions are determined respectively either from semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering or W-boson production data. The latter have become available only very recently, and their effect on the polarized flavor asymmetry is presented here for the first time. We find that the flavor asymmetry of polarized antiquarks in the nucleon is definitely positive, and has almost the same absolute size as its unpolarized counterpart. We compare this result with various theoretical models of the nucleon structure in order to test their validity. We show that some of them are clearly disfavored.

Flavor asymmetry of the polarized nucleon sea / E.R. Nocera. - In: POS PROCEEDINGS OF SCIENCE. - ISSN 1824-8039. - DIS2014:(2014 Jun 27), pp. 204.1-204.6. ((Intervento presentato al 22. convegno International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects tenutosi a Varsavia nel 2014.

Flavor asymmetry of the polarized nucleon sea

E.R. Nocera
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2014-06-27

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We discuss the flavor asymmetry of polarized light antiquarks in the nucleon, $\Delta\bar{u}-\Delta\bar{d}$. We present a determination of this quantity based on two global QCD analyses of experimental data, DSSV08 and NNPDFpol1.1, in which sea-quark parton distribution functions are determined respectively either from semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering or W-boson production data. The latter have become available only very recently, and their effect on the polarized flavor asymmetry is presented here for the first time. We find that the flavor asymmetry of polarized antiquarks in the nucleon is definitely positive, and has almost the same absolute size as its unpolarized counterpart. We compare this result with various theoretical models of the nucleon structure in order to test their validity. We show that some of them are clearly disfavored.
High Energy Physics; Phenomenology; High Energy Physics; Phenomenology
Settore FIS/02 - Fisica Teorica, Modelli e Metodi Matematici
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