Probing the Three Gauge-boson Couplings in 14 TeV Proton-Proton Collisions

dc.contributor.authorDobbs, Matthew
dc.contributor.supervisorLefebvre, Michel
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-30T22:39:29Z
dc.date.available2013-04-30T22:39:29Z
dc.date.copyright2002en_US
dc.date.issued2013-04-30
dc.degree.departmentDept. of Physics and Astronomyen_US
dc.degree.levelDoctor of Philosophy Ph.D.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe potential for probing the Standard Model of elementary particle physics by measuring the interactions of W -bosons with Z0-bosons and photons (WW and WWZ triple gauge-boson couplings) using TeV-scale proton-proton collisions is described in the context of the ATLAS detector at the 14 TeV Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The ATLAS detector and LHC are currently under construction at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), with the rst data expected in 2006. New analysis techniques are presented in this thesis: (1) A new strategy for placing limits on the consistency of measured anomalous triple gauge-boson coupling parameters with the Standard Model is presented. The strategy removes the ambiguities of form factors, by reporting the limits as a function of a cuto operating on the diboson system invariant mass. (2) The `optimal observables' analysis strategy is investigated in the context of hadron colliders, and found to be not competitive, as compared to other strategies. (3) Techniques for measuring the energy dependence of anomalous couplings are presented .. .en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0798en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/4581
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectStandard Modelen_US
dc.subjectparticle physicsen_US
dc.subjectgauge-bosonen_US
dc.titleProbing the Three Gauge-boson Couplings in 14 TeV Proton-Proton Collisionsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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