Springer Theses

Hadron Structure in Electroweak Precision Measurements

Authors: Hall, Nathan L.

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the University of Adelaide, Australia
  • Introduces the Standard Model of particle physics at the graduate level
  • Provides an extensive overview of the models and parameterizations used to describe electron-proton cross-sections
  • Leads to improved understanding of the internal structure of the nucleon
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This thesis examines the γZ box contribution to the weak charge of the proton. Here, by combining recent parity-violating electron-deuteron scattering data with our current understanding of parton distribution functions, the author shows that one can limit this model dependence. The resulting construction is a robust model of the γγ and γZ structure functions that can also be used to study a variety of low-energy phenomena. Two such cases are discussed in this work, namely, the nucleon’s electromagnetic polarizabilities and quark-hadron duality.

By using phenomenological information to constrain the input structure functions, this important but previously poorly understood radiative correction is determined at the kinematics of the parity-violating experiment, QWEAK, to a degree of precision more than twice that of the previous best estimate.

A detailed investigation into available parametrizations of the electromagnetic and interference cross-sections indicates that earlier analyses suffered from the inability to correctly quantify their model dependence.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-36993-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hadron Structure in Electroweak Precision Measurements
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-20221-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-20221-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-20220-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36993-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 120
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 29 illustrations in colour
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