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W Boson Production Charge Asymmetry in the Electron Channel

Title: W Boson Production Charge Asymmetry in the Electron Channel.
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Name(s): Huff, Ashley, author
Department of Physics
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2013
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: We present a measurement of the W boson production charge asymmetry in proton-antiproton collisions in the electron channel through W-> e-nu decays using data collected with the DØ detector. The collision of an up quark with an antidown quark can produce a W+ boson while the collision of an antiup quark and a down quark can produce a W- boson. These particles decay rapidly but we are able to measure their asymmetry by studying the resulting final state electrons and neutrinos. These results will be used to further constrain fits to parton distribution functions (PDFs) and improve the accuracy of future predictions for new physics.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0176 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Physics in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2013.
Date of Defense: April 23, 2013.
Subject(s): Particles (Nuclear physics)
String models
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0176
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Huff, A. (2013). W Boson Production Charge Asymmetry in the Electron Channel. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_uhm-0176