Lorentz-violating effects in single W boson production at the LHC


Abstract: We investigate the Lorentz-violating effects of Standard Model Extension (SME) in single W boson production process pppγpp W- q' X at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). We employ the Weizsacker-Williams approximation for photons emitted from one of the incoming proton beams and consider γqW- q' as a subprocess in the proton-proton collision. The behavior of the differential cross-section for various orientations of the constant background fields is obtained by taking into account longitudinal and transverse polarization states of the final W bosons.

Keywords: Lorentz violation, Standard Model Extension, Large Hadron Collider

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