NLO corrections to W boson production in polarised proton-proton collisions

Arx, Cyrill von. NLO corrections to W boson production in polarised proton-proton collisions. 2010, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.


Official URL: http://edoc.unibas.ch/diss/DissB_9004

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In this thesis, I calculate the spin-dependent next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the differential scattering cross section for W boson production by proton-proton collisions. Apart from the relevant Feynman diagrams, the crossing functions are derived as well, allowing a complete description of the hadronic scattering cross section to NLO as a function of hadron polarisation. This quantity can be used to calculate the polarisation asymmetry, which is very well suited for direct experimental measurement. Exploiting this possibility to directly compare theoretical results with experimental findings, one will be able to gain deeper insight into the spin-dependent parton distribution functions, which in turn will help in making further progress towards solving the proton spin puzzle.
Advisors:Trautmann, Dirk
Committee Members:Gehrmann, Thomas and Aste, Andreas
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Former Organization Units Physics > Atomphysik (Trautmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Trautmann, Dirk
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:9004
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:61 Bl.
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Deposited On:30 Apr 2010 11:41

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