QCD precision measurements and structure function extraction at a high statistics, high energy neutrino scattering experiment: NuSOnG

T. Adams*, P. Batra, L. Bugel, L. Camilleri, J. M. Conrad, A. De GouvÊa, P. H. Fisher, J. A. Formaggio, J. Jenkins, G. Karagiorgi, T. R. Kobilarcik, S. Kopp, G. Kyle, W. A. Loinaz, D. A. Mason, R. Milner, R. Moore, J. G. MorfÍn, M. Nakamura, D. NaplesP. Nienaber, F. I. Olness, J. F. Owens, S. F. Pate, A. Pronin, W. G. Seligman, M. H. Shaevitz, H. Schellman, I. Schienbein, M. J. Syphers, T. M.P. Tait, T. Takeuchi, C. Y. Tan, R. G. Van De Water, R. K. Yamamoto, J. Y. Yu

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Abstract

We extend the physics case for a new high-energy, ultra-high statistics neutrino scattering experiment, NuSOnG (Neutrino Scattering On Glass) to address a variety of issues including precision QCD measurements, extraction of structure functions, and the derived Parton Distribution Functions (PDF's). This experiment uses a Tevatron-based neutrino beam to obtain a sample of Deep Inelastic Scattering (DIS) events which is over two orders of magnitude larger than past samples. We outline an innovative method for fitting the structure functions using a parametrized energy shift which yields reduced systematic uncertainties. High statistics measurements, in combination with improved systematics, will enable NuSOnG to perform discerning tests of fundamental Standard Model parameters as we search for deviations which may hint of "Beyond the Standard Model" physics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-949
Number of pages41
JournalInternational Journal of Modern Physics A
Volume25
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2010

Keywords

  • Neutrino scattering on glass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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