Large-x d/u ratio in W-boson production

W. Melnitchouk, J. C. Peng

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Recent analysis of proton and deuteron deep-inelastic scattering data have suggested that the extracted d/u quark distribution ratio at large x may be significantly larger than previously believed, if the data are corrected for nuclear binding effects in the deuteron. We examine the sensitivity to the large-x d/u ratio of lepton asymmetries from W-boson production in pp and pp collisions at large rapidity, which do not suffer from nuclear contamination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-225
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 8 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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