Weak-boson production by charm quarks

K. Hagiwara, F. Halzen, C. S. Kim

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Abstract

We propose a method to extract the charm structure function of the nucleon c(x,Q2=mW2) from measurements of the rapidity distribution of W and Z in pp» collisions. The production of weak intermediate bosons via charm occurs at the few percent level at the Fermilab Tevatron and has in particular a strong influence on the important measurements of the ratio of W and Z events as cs»'W is expected to be much larger than cc»'Z.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1471-1475
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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