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First Measurement of Charged Current Cross Sections with Longitudinally Polarised Positrons at HERA
First Measurement of Charged Current Cross Sections with Longitudinally Polarised Positrons at HERA
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.
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Placakyte, Ringaile
2006
English
Universitätsbibliothek der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
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.