Springer Theses

Associated Production of W + Charm in 13 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions Measured with CMS and Determination of the Strange Quark Content of the Proton

Authors: Pflitsch, Svenja Karen

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  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the DESY, Hamburg, Germany
  • Determines strange quark content of proton in good agreement with neutrino scattering experiments
  • Results resolve longstanding controversies in the field
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The associated production of a W boson and a single charm quark (W+c) is the only process in proton-proton collisions that directly probes the strange quark content of the proton. In this thesis, W+charm production is measured in proton-proton collisions at the LHC at 13 TeV, as recorded by the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment. The analysis focuses on the identification of W bosons in their leptonic decay to a muon and a neutrino and charm quarks are tagged via the full reconstruction of D*-Mesons.
The measured cross sections of W+c production are used, in combination with other relevant CMS results and the most precise HERA DIS data, in a QCD analysis to determine the strange quark content of the proton. The resulting strange quark distribution and suppression, with respect to the other light sea quarks, are in good agreement with those obtained in neutrino scattering experiments and extend their kinematic reach.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Associated Production of W + Charm in 13 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions Measured with CMS and Determination of the Strange Quark Content of the Proton
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-52762-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52762-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52761-7
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 148
Number of Illustrations
139 b/w illustrations, 79 illustrations in colour
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