Bounding W-W ' Mixing with Spin Asymmetries at RHIC

Daniel Boer*, Wilco J. den Dunnen

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    Abstract

    The W boson can obtain a small right-handed coupling to quarks and leptons through mixing with a hypothetical W' boson that appears in many extensions of the standard model. Measuring or even bounding this coupling to the light quarks is very challenging. Only one model independent bound on the absolute value of the complex mixing parameter has been obtained to date. Here we discuss a method sensitive to both the real and CP-violating imaginary parts of the coupling, independent of assumptions on the new physics, and demonstrate quantitatively the feasibility of its measurement at RHIC.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number071801
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume105
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 10-Aug-2010

    Keywords

    • LEFT-RIGHT SYMMETRY
    • PARTON DISTRIBUTIONS
    • POSSIBLE CANDIDATES
    • INTERMEDIATE SCALE
    • CP-VIOLATION
    • BETA-DECAY
    • COLLISIONS
    • PHYSICS
    • PROTON
    • MODEL

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