Tuesday, March 5, 2013

1109.3108 (Wen-Chen Chang et al.)

Probing flavor-dependent EMC effect with W boson production    [PDF]

Wen-Chen Chang, Ian Cloet, Dipangkar Dutta, Jen-Chieh Peng
A recent theoretical model predicts that the modification of quark distributions in the nuclear medium (EMC effect) depends on the flavor of the quarks. We investigate $W$-boson production in proton-nucleus collision as a possible tool to test this theoretical prediction. Several experimental observables in $W$ production sensitive to the flavor-dependent EMC effect are identified. Calculations for these experimental observables at the RHIC and LHC energies are presented using the recent flavor-dependent EMC model.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.3108

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