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Parton Distribution Functions

John Campbell, Joey Huston, and Frank Krauss

in The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics: A Primer for the LHC Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199652747
eISBN:
9780191749148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652747.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Parton Distribution Functions (PDFs) are a necessary ingredient in the calculation of cross sections at collider experiments with hadron beams. This chapter explores the techniques of determining the ... More


Hard Scattering Formalism

John Campbell, Joey Huston, and Frank Krauss

in The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics: A Primer for the LHC Era

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199652747
eISBN:
9780191749148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652747.003.0002
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The hard scattering formalism is introduced, starting from a physical picture based on the idea of equivalent quanta borrowed from QED, and the notion of characteristic times. Contact to the standard ... More


The Gluon

Michael E. Peskin

in Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198812180
eISBN:
9780191850301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812180.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter describes the description of the proton as a bound state of partons. After a review of the properties of parton distribution functions, it introduces the evidence for a component of the ... More


Deep Inelastic Electron Scattering

Michael E. Peskin

in Concepts of Elementary Particle Physics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198812180
eISBN:
9780191850301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812180.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

This chapter describes the parton model of the inelastic scattering of electrons from protons, tests of this model, and the use of this model to understand the internal structure of the proton.


The Black Book of Quantum Chromodynamics: A Primer for the LHC Era

John Campbell, Joey Huston, and Frank Krauss

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199652747
eISBN:
9780191749148
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199652747.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) will serve as the energy frontier for high-energy physics for the next 20 years. The highlight of the LHC running so far has been the discovery of the Higgs boson, but ... More


The Existence of Field Theories beyond the Perturbation Expansion

Laurent Baulieu, John Iliopoulos, and Roland Sénéor

in From Classical to Quantum Fields

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198788393
eISBN:
9780191830310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788393.003.0024
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

The standard model of fundamental interactions. A brief summary of the phenomenology of weak interactions. The construction of the electroweak theory and its experimental consequences. The deep ... More


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