Apr 4 – 10, 2022
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Probing the valence quark region of nucleons with $Z$ bosons at LHCb

Apr 7, 2022, 4:50 PM
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Oral presentation Electroweak probes Parallel Session T13: Electroweak probes


Tianqi Li (South China Normal University (CN))


The unique forward coverage of the LHCb spectrometer allows the valence quark distributions of protons and nuclei to be probed with unprecedented precision. In this high-$x$ region, both the flavor content and structure of the nucleon's parton distribution functions remain relatively poorly known. New LHCb measurements of $Z$+charm jet production could be indicative of a valence-like intrinsic-charm component in the proton wavefunction, and measurements of $Z$ production in $p$Pb collisions provide new constraints on the partonic structure of nucleons bound inside nuclei. Here we will discuss these new LHCb measurements and comparisons with state-of-the-art parton distribution function calculations.

Primary author

Sebastian Neubert (University of Bonn (DE))

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