Paul Reimer, Argonne Physics Division
Parity violating deep inelastic scattering
Argonne Physics Division Seminar - 10 Mar 2014
3:30 PM, Building 203, Conference Room R-150

Because the weak force does not conserve parity, measurement of parity violation in electron scattering provides a fertile field from which we can learn about the weak force and the Standard Model. In particular, the measurement of parity violation in deep inelastic scattering (PVDIS) was fundamental in confirming what we now know as the Standard Model. Explicitly, PVIDS is sensative to the effect weak couplings known as C1q and C2q. While the C1q's have been measured elsewhere, the C2q's are uniquely accessible through PVDIS. Using a 6-GeV electron beam at JLab, we have measured the C2q coefficients and shown that vector-electron, axial vector-quark coupling does, indeed, have a parity preference.

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