Hadron Structure in Electroweak Precision Measurements

  • Nathan L. Hall

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 119-120

About this book


This thesis examines the γZ box contribution to the weak charge of the proton. Here, by combining recent parity-violating electron-deuteron scattering data with our current understanding of parton distribution functions, the author shows that one can limit this model dependence. The resulting construction is a robust model of the γγ and γZ structure functions that can also be used to study a variety of low-energy phenomena. Two such cases are discussed in this work, namely, the nucleon’s electromagnetic polarizabilities and quark-hadron duality.       
By using phenomenological information to constrain the input structure functions, this important but previously poorly understood radiative correction is determined at the kinematics of the parity-violating experiment, QWEAK, to a degree of precision more than twice that of the previous best estimate.
A detailed investigation into available parametrizations of the electromagnetic and interference cross-sections indicates that earlier analyses suffered from the inability to correctly quantify their model dependence.


Electromagnetic polarizabilities Electron-deuteron scattering Parameterization of electron-proton cross-section Parity violation experiment Parton distribution function Quark-hadron duality Weak charge of the proton

Authors and affiliations

  • Nathan L. Hall
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  1. 1.University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-20220-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-20221-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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