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Title:A next-to-leading-order calculation of proton-proton(proton-antiproton) to two jets, at least one of which contains a charm quark
Author(s):Link, William
Director of Research:Willenbrock, Scott S.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Stack, John D.
Doctoral Committee Member(s):Willenbrock, Scott S.; Neubauer, Mark S.; Fields, Brian D.
Department / Program:Physics
Discipline:Physics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):next-to-leading-order (NLO)
quantum chromodynamics (QCD)
charm
quark
Abstract:In this thesis, I present a next-to-leading-order (NLO) calculation for the production of two jets, at least one of which contains a charm quark, which is an important background to single-top production. I discuss the leading order results and their scale dependence before outlining the difficulties of an NLO calculation, and the need for treating the charm quarks as massive in a few areas of the calculation. The NLO corrections turn out to be rather modest, but taking the calculation to NLO greatly improves scale uncertainty.
Issue Date:2013-02-03
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/42328
Rights Information:Copyright 2012 William Link
Date Available in IDEALS:2013-02-03
Date Deposited:2012-12


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