Quark-antiquark energy density function applied to Di-Gauge boson production at the LHC

Gideon Alexander*, Erez Reinherz-Aronis

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In view of the start up of the 14 TeV pp Large Hadron Collider the quark anti-quark reactions leading to the final states W +W -, ±Z 0 and Z 0Z 0 are studied, in the frame work of the Standard Model (SM), using helicity amplitudes. The differential and total cross sections are first evaluated in the parton anti-parton center of mass system. Subsequently they are transformed to their expected structure in pp collisions through the parton anti-parton Energy Density Functions which are here derived from the known Parton Density Functions of the proton. In particular the single and joint longitudinal polarizations of the di-boson final states are calculated. The effect on these reactions from the presence of s-channel heavy vector bosons, like the W′ and Z′, are evaluated to explore the possibility to utilize the gauge boson pair production as a probe for these 'Beyond the SM' phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Article number132
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2008


  • Hadron-Hadron scattering


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