Probing flavor-dependent EMC effect with W-boson production

W. C. Chang, I. C. Cloët, D. Dutta, J. C. Peng

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A recent theoretical model predicts that the modification of quark distributions in the nuclear medium (EMC effect) depends on the flavor of the quarks. We investigate W-boson production in proton-nucleus collision as a possible tool to test this theoretical prediction. Several experimental observables in W production sensitive to the flavor-dependent EMC effect are identified. Calculations for these experimental observables at the RHIC and LHC energies are presented using the recent flavor-dependent EMC model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-191
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Mar 13 2013


  • EMC effect
  • Flavor dependence
  • W boson

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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