We have measured the ratio g1pF1p over the range 0.029<x<0.8 and 1.3<Q2<10 (GeV/c)2 using deep-inelastic scattering of polarized electrons from polarized ammonia. An evaluation of the integral >01g1p(x,>Q2) dx at fixed Q2=3 (GeV/c)2 yields 0.127±0.004(stat)±0.010(syst), in agreement with previous experiments, but well below the Ellis-Jaffe sum rule prediction of 0.160±0.006. In the quark-parton model, this implies Δq=0.27±0.10.
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