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dc.contributor.advisor Corcoran, Marjorie D.
dc.creatorMorrow, Gregory Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T08:49:54Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T08:49:54Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1911/19292
dc.description.abstract The triggered photon structure function at center-of-mass energy 21 GeV is measured from the interaction $\gamma$p $\to$ jets. Descriptions of the experimental apparatuses are given and the physics goals of the experiment are discussed. The methods used to calculate the photon structure function $x\sb{\gamma}$ are discussed in detail, with particular attention given to Monte Carlo simulation. The energy of the photon beam is carefully analyzed and methods of understanding and compensating for multiple bremsstrahlung photons, among other beam effects, are determined. Results from experimental data are compared with theoretical predictions from both leading-order and next-to-leading-order calculations and with the results of another experiment. Some examination of other targets and other beam energies is made. We observe substantial disagreement between data and lowest order Monte Carlo. Experimental results are more consistent with NLO calculations. No experimental separation of direct and resolved photons is observed or predicted by calculation.
dc.format.extent 119 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectParticle physics
Elementary particles
High energy physics
dc.title Experimental observation of the photon structure function at 21 GeV
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
dc.identifier.citation Morrow, Gregory Peter. "Experimental observation of the photon structure function at 21 GeV." (1998) Diss., Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/19292.


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