We investigate the sensitivity of total cross sections of e+p→W,Z to CP-conserving non-standard WWγ couplings. We include all the important production mechanisms and study the dependence of the total W cross sections on the anomalous WWγ couplings, κ and λ. We argue that the ratio of W and Z production cross sections is particularly well suited to an experimental determination of the anomalous WWγ coupling parameters κ and λ, being relatively insensitive to uncertainties in the theoretical and experimental parameters.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)