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Title: Neutral-current weak interactions at an EIC

Here, a simulation study of measurements of neutral current structure functions of the nucleon at the future high-energy and high-luminosity polarized electron-ion collider (EIC) is presented. A new series of γ-Z interference structure functions, F γZ 1, F γZ 3, g γZ 1, g γZ 5 become accessible via parity-violating asymmetries in polarized electron-nucleon deep inelastic scattering (DIS). Within the context of the quark-parton model, they provide a unique and, in some cases, yet-unmeasured combination of unpolarized and polarized parton distribution functions. The uncertainty projections for these structure functions using electron-proton collisions are considered for various EIC beam energy configurations. Also presented are uncertainty projections for measurements of the weak mixing angle sin 2θ W using electron-deuteron collisions which cover a much higher Q 2 than that accessible in fixed target measurements. QED and QCD radiative corrections and effects of detector smearing are included with the calculations.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113728-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6001
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 53; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6001
Publisher:
Springer
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS
OSTI Identifier:
1351738