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Title: A measurement of the W boson charge asymmetry with the ATLAS detector
Author: Whitehead, Samuel Robert
ISNI:       0000 0004 2728 0217
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2012
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Uncertainties on the parton distribution functions (PDFs), in particular those of the valence quarks, can be constrained at LHC energies using the charge asymmetry in the production of W± bosons. This thesis presents a measurement of the electron channel, lepton charge asymmetry using 497 pb-1 of data recorded with the ATLAS detector in 2011. The measurement is included in PDF fits using the machinery of HERAPDF and is found to have some constraining power beyond that of existing W charge asymmetry measurements.
Supervisor: Weidberg, Anthony Sponsor: Clarendon Scholarship
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Particle physics ; Physics ; W boson ; charge asymmetry ; Parton Distribution Function ; PDF fit