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Placakyte, Ringaile (2006): First Measurement of Charged Current Cross Sections with Longitudinally Polarised Positrons at HERA. Dissertation, LMU München: Faculty of Physics
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Abstract

The analysis presented in this thesis concerns the $e^{+}p$ deep inelastic charged current scattering cross sections measured with the H1 detector at HERA. The analysed data were taken in the years 2003-04 at a centre-of-mass energy $\sqrt{s} = 319 \ GeV $ and comprise two periods of positron beams with positive and negative longitudinal polarisation, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 26.9 $pb^{-1}$ and 20.7 $pb^{-1}$, respectively. The cross sections are measured in a kinematic region of four-momentum transfer squared $Q^2 \geqslant 300 \ GeV^2$ and inelasticity $y \leqslant 0.9$. \\ From the analysed data the polarisation dependence of the total charged current cross section is determined for the first time at high $Q^2$. The results are compared with predictions of the Standard Model and found to be in agreement, i.e. possible contributions from non-standard right-handed currents are consistent with zero.