An overview of the SMC data taking and the polarized deep inelastic scattering experiment is given. The new data on the deuteron extend the kinematic range and have considerably reduced statistical and systematic errors. The evaluation of the first moment of the spin dependent structure function is presented and the result for the Bjorken sum rule from SMC data alone is given. The spin contribution of the quarks to the spin of the nucleon is obtained with information from weak decays of baryons. In a new polarized semi-inclusive analysis the asymmetry of the difference between the number of positive and negative charged hadrons was studied. Preliminary results are shown.
- Pub Date:
- September 1995
- High Energy Physics - Experiment;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 14 pages including 8 figures, uuencoded gz-compressed ps-file, to be published in the Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Perspectives in Nuclear Physics at Intermediate Energies, ICTP Trieste on 8-12 May 1995