Weak gauge boson radiation in parton showers

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Abstract

The emission of W and Z gauge bosons off quarks is included in a traditional QCD + QED shower. The unitarity of the shower algorithm links the real radiation of the weak gauge bosons to the negative weak virtual corrections. The shower evolution process leads to a competition between QCD, QED and weak radiation, and allows for W and Z boson production inside jets. Various effects on LHC physics are studied, both at low and high transverse momenta, and effects at higher-energy hadron colliders are outlined.

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  • Subatomic Physics

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  • Monte Carlo Simulations, Hadronic Colliders
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-37
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume04, 115
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes

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