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Light Quark Flavor asymmetry and EMC effect studies at the Fermilab E906/SeaQuest experiment

15 May 2018, 15:20
Auditorium (Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center)


Jefferson Lab - CEBAF Center


Arun Tadepalli (Rutgers University)


The Fermilab E906/SeaQuest is an experiment aimed at studying the anti-quark distributions in nucleons and nuclei. The experiment uses a 120 GeV proton beam extracted from the Main Injector at Fermilab to collide with various liquid and cryogenic targets to study a variety of physics topics ranging from light quark flavor asymmetry to the EMC effect in the nucleon sea. It takes advantage of the Drell-Yan process to probe the anti-quark structure. In the Drell-Yan process, a quark from one hadron annihilates with an anti-quark from another hadron, producing a virtual photon which eventually decays into a dilepton pair. The SeaQuest forward spectrometer is optimized for detecting such di-muon pairs. The overall status of the experiment and recent results regarding dbar/ubar ratio and EMC effect studies will be presented in this talk.

Primary author

Arun Tadepalli (Rutgers University)

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