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Title: QCD fits to neutrino-iron structure functions at NuTeV

Abstract

This thesis presents a new determination of ΓQCD from Next-to-Leading Order QCD fits to the Q2 dependence of neutrino-iron structure functions. This is the first measurement of ΓQCD which uses a theoretical model that fully accounts for heavy quark production. Compared with previous neutrino measurements, the result has improved understanding of the largest systematic uncertainties on the muon and hadron energy scales. These improvements lead to one of the most precise determination of αS at moderate Q2. NuTeV is a neutrino-iron deep inelastic scattering (DIS) experiment that collected data during 1996-97 at Fermilab. The key features of NuTeV include its sign-selected beam which produced separate high purity neutrino and antineutrino beams, and its continuous calibration beam which enabled NuTeV to considerably improve the knowledge of energy scales which have dominated uncertainties in the previous measurements.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Univ. of Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
919943
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-THESIS-2006-57
TRN: US0806524
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ANTINEUTRINO BEAMS; CALIBRATION; DEEP INELASTIC SCATTERING; FERMILAB; HADRONS; MUONS; NEUTRINOS; PRODUCTION; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; QUARKS; STRUCTURE FUNCTIONS; Experiment-HEP

Citation Formats

Radescu, Voica A. QCD fits to neutrino-iron structure functions at NuTeV. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/919943.
Radescu, Voica A. QCD fits to neutrino-iron structure functions at NuTeV. United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/919943
Radescu, Voica A. 2006. "QCD fits to neutrino-iron structure functions at NuTeV". United States. https://doi.org/10.2172/919943. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/919943.
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title = {QCD fits to neutrino-iron structure functions at NuTeV},
author = {Radescu, Voica A.},
abstractNote = {This thesis presents a new determination of ΓQCD from Next-to-Leading Order QCD fits to the Q2 dependence of neutrino-iron structure functions. This is the first measurement of ΓQCD which uses a theoretical model that fully accounts for heavy quark production. Compared with previous neutrino measurements, the result has improved understanding of the largest systematic uncertainties on the muon and hadron energy scales. These improvements lead to one of the most precise determination of αS at moderate Q2. NuTeV is a neutrino-iron deep inelastic scattering (DIS) experiment that collected data during 1996-97 at Fermilab. The key features of NuTeV include its sign-selected beam which produced separate high purity neutrino and antineutrino beams, and its continuous calibration beam which enabled NuTeV to considerably improve the knowledge of energy scales which have dominated uncertainties in the previous measurements.},
doi = {10.2172/919943},
url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/919943}, journal = {},
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place = {United States},
year = {2006},
month = {1}
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