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Analysis of ''new physics'' in the flavor sector using effective field theory methods

Abstract

The enormous amount of data collected by the B factories as well as the perspective concerning the upcoming experiments at the LHC provide us with the opportunity to perform high precision tests of the standard model. This dissertation presents two model independent precision tests of the weak sector of the standard model using extensions of the weak currents which are set up using effective field theory methods in order to control the size of the different contributions. Constraints on the coefficients of the terms can then be obtained by comparison with experimental results. The first analysis incorporates a test of the lefthandedness of the weak interaction in the quark sector. By introducing additional weak couplings the differential and total decay rates of the inclusive semileptonic decay anti B {yields} X{sub c}l anti {nu}{sub l} are calculated. The calculation includes the computation of the heavy-quark expansion which describes the interaction of the decaying b quark with respect to the background field of the B meson, up to order 1/m{sub b}{sup 4}. This has been done in a new, systematic way which does not involve the calculation of gluon matrix elements. Furthermore, radiative corrections have been included up to order O({alpha}{sub s})  More>>
Publication Date:
Feb 05, 2010
Product Type:
Thesis/Dissertation
Report Number:
INIS-DE-0960
Resource Relation:
Other Information: TH: Diss. (Dr.rer.nat.)
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; B MESONS; B QUARKS; CHIRALITY; DALITZ PLOT; FERMI INTERACTIONS; FLAVOR MODEL; LAGRANGIAN FIELD THEORY; LEPTONIC DECAY; MUON NUMBER; PARTICLE STRUCTURE; PARTICLE WIDTHS; POWER SERIES; QUANTUM OPERATORS; RADIATIVE CORRECTIONS; RADIATIVE DECAY; RENORMALIZATION; SEMILEPTONIC DECAY; STANDARD MODEL; SYMMETRY BREAKING; TAU PARTICLES
OSTI ID:
21342354
Research Organizations:
Siegen Univ. (Gesamthochschule) (Germany). Fachbereich 7 - Physik
Country of Origin:
Germany
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: DE10FC125
Availability:
Commercial reproduction prohibited; INIS; OSTI as DE21342354
Submitting Site:
DEN
Size:
174 pages
Announcement Date:
Nov 17, 2010

Citation Formats

Dassinger, Benjamin M. Analysis of ''new physics'' in the flavor sector using effective field theory methods. Germany: N. p., 2010. Web.
Dassinger, Benjamin M. Analysis of ''new physics'' in the flavor sector using effective field theory methods. Germany.
Dassinger, Benjamin M. 2010. "Analysis of ''new physics'' in the flavor sector using effective field theory methods." Germany.
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title = {Analysis of ''new physics'' in the flavor sector using effective field theory methods}
author = {Dassinger, Benjamin M}
abstractNote = {The enormous amount of data collected by the B factories as well as the perspective concerning the upcoming experiments at the LHC provide us with the opportunity to perform high precision tests of the standard model. This dissertation presents two model independent precision tests of the weak sector of the standard model using extensions of the weak currents which are set up using effective field theory methods in order to control the size of the different contributions. Constraints on the coefficients of the terms can then be obtained by comparison with experimental results. The first analysis incorporates a test of the lefthandedness of the weak interaction in the quark sector. By introducing additional weak couplings the differential and total decay rates of the inclusive semileptonic decay anti B {yields} X{sub c}l anti {nu}{sub l} are calculated. The calculation includes the computation of the heavy-quark expansion which describes the interaction of the decaying b quark with respect to the background field of the B meson, up to order 1/m{sub b}{sup 4}. This has been done in a new, systematic way which does not involve the calculation of gluon matrix elements. Furthermore, radiative corrections have been included up to order O({alpha}{sub s}) including renormalization group running. The second part deals with the introduction of lepton flavor violating operators in the context of leptonic {tau} decays. These operators give rise to the effective four-fermion vertex {tau}{yields}ll{sup '}l'' as well as the subsequent radiative decay {tau}{yields}l{gamma}{sup *}{yields}ll{sup '+}l{sup '-}. The resulting Dalitz distributions turn out to predict completely different signatures for the radiative and the effective four-fermion vertices and provide the opportunity to check, whether the decay is induced either by a radiative or by an effective four-fermion vertex. Since different models which contain lepton flavor violation are normally more sensitive to one of those decay modes than to the other, the analysis therefore allows the comparison of the different models within an experimental analysis (orig.)}
place = {Germany}
year = {2010}
month = {Feb}
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