QCD PRECISION MEASUREMENTS AND STRUCTURE FUNCTION EXTRACTION AT A HIGH STATISTICS, HIGH ENERGY NEUTRINO SCATTERING EXPERIMENT: NuSOnG
Author(s)Conrad, Janet; Fisher, Peter H.; Formaggio, Joseph A.; Karagiorgi, Georgia Stelios; Milner, Richard G.; Yamamoto, Richard K.; ... Show more Show less
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We extend the physics case for a new high-energy, ultra-high statistics neutrino scattering experiment, NuSOnG (Neutrino Scattering On Glass) to address a variety of issues including precision QCD measurements, extraction of structure functions, and the derived Parton Distribution Functions (PDF's). This experiment uses a Tevatron-based neutrino beam to obtain a sample of Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) events which is over two orders of magnitude larger than past samples. We outline an innovative method for fitting the structure functions using a parametrized energy shift which yields reduced systematic uncertainties. High statistics measurements, in combination with improved systematics, will enable NuSOnG to perform discerning tests of fundamental Standard Model parameters as we search for deviations which may hint of "Beyond the Standard Model" physics.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
International Journal of Modern Physics A
Adams, T. et al. “QCD PRECISION MEASUREMENTS AND STRUCTURE FUNCTION EXTRACTION AT A HIGH STATISTICS, HIGH ENERGY NEUTRINO SCATTERING EXPERIMENT: NuSOnG.” International Journal of Modern Physics A 25.05 (2010) : 909. Copyright c2010 World Scientific Publishing
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