Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Physics Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Elementary Particles and Fields and String Theory

Institution
Keyword
Publication Year
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 868

Full-Text Articles in Physics

Obituary: Anthony Starace (1945-2019) Sep 2019

Obituary: Anthony Starace (1945-2019)

Anthony F. Starace Publications

Anthony Starace, George Holmes University Professor of physics, died Sept. 5 from complications related to pancreatitis. He was 74.

Starace was born July 24, 1945, in the Queens borough of New York City. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Columbia University in 1966 before moving west to the University of Chicago, where he earned his doctorate under adviser Ugo Fano in 1971. It was in Chicago that he met Katherine Fritz of Beatrice, Nebraska, his wife of 51 years.

Following a postdoctoral appointment at Imperial College London, Starace moved to Lincoln as an ...


Physics And Mathematics Of Graded Quivers, Azeem Hasan Sep 2019

Physics And Mathematics Of Graded Quivers, Azeem Hasan

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

A graded quiver with superpotential is a quiver whose arrows are assigned degrees c ∈ {0, 1, · · · , m}, for some integer m ≥ 0, with relations generated by a superpotential of degree m − 1. For m = 0, 1, 2, 3 they often describe the open string sector of D-brane systems; in particular, they capture the physics of D(5 − 2m)-branes at local Calabi-Yau (CY) (m + 2)- fold singularities in type IIB string theory. We introduce m-dimers, which fully encode the m-graded quivers and their superpotentials, in the case in which the CY (m + 2)-folds are toric. A key result is ...


On Different Parametrizations Of Feynman Integrals, Ray Daniel Sameshima Sep 2019

On Different Parametrizations Of Feynman Integrals, Ray Daniel Sameshima

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

In this doctoral thesis, we discuss and apply advanced techniques for the calculations of scattering amplitudes which, on the one hand, allow us to compute cross sections and differential distributions at high precision and, on the other hand, give us deep mathematical insights on the mathematical structures of Feynman integrals.

We start by presenting phenomenological calculations relevant for the experimental analyses at the Large Hadron Collider. We use the resummation of soft gluon emission corrections to study the associated production of a top pair and a Z boson to next-to-next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy, and compute the total cross section and differential ...


A Search For Boosted Low Mass Resonances Decaying To The Bb̅ Final State And Produced In Association With A Jet At √S = 13 Tev With The Atlas Detector, Matthew Feickert Aug 2019

A Search For Boosted Low Mass Resonances Decaying To The Bb̅ Final State And Produced In Association With A Jet At √S = 13 Tev With The Atlas Detector, Matthew Feickert

Physics Theses and Dissertations

A search in the high momentum regime for new resonances, produced in association with a jet, decaying into a pair of bottom quarks is presented using an integrated luminosity of 80.5 fb-1 of proton-proton collisions at center-of-mass energy √s = 13 TeV recorded by the ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider. The search was performed for low mass resonances, including the Standard Model Higgs boson and leptophobic Z' dark matter mediators, in the mass range of 100 GeV to 200 GeV. For the Standard Model Higgs boson, the observed signal strength is μH = 5.8 ± 3.1 (stat ...


Massive Elementary Particles In The Standard Model And Its Supersymmetric Triplet Higgs Extension, Keping Xie Aug 2019

Massive Elementary Particles In The Standard Model And Its Supersymmetric Triplet Higgs Extension, Keping Xie

Physics Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, we focus on massive elementary particles in the Standard Model and its supersymmetric triplet Higgs extension.

In the first part, we start with a review of electroweak (EW) sector in the Standard Model. Motivated by nonzero neutrino masses, we consider triplet scalars in addition to the Standard Model. The vacuum expectation values of scalar triplets are strongly constrained by the $\rho$ parameter, extracted from electroweak precision measurements. Therefore, we introduce a custodial symmetry to weaken this constraint and obtain the well-known Georgi-Machacek (GM) Model. The GM model still requires fine-tuning to satisfy the $\rho$ parameter constraint. It ...


Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre Aug 2019

Introduction To Classical Field Theory, Charles G. Torre

All Complete Monographs

This is an introduction to classical field theory. Topics treated include: Klein-Gordon field, electromagnetic field, scalar electrodynamics, Dirac field, Yang-Mills field, gravitational field, Noether theorems relating symmetries and conservation laws, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Lagrangian and Hamiltonian formalisms.


Discontinuous Phase Transitions In Nonlocal Schloegl Models For Autocatalysis: Loss And Reemergence Of A Nonequilibrium Gibbs Phase Rule, Da-Jiang Liu, Chi-Jen Wang, James W. Evans Jul 2019

Discontinuous Phase Transitions In Nonlocal Schloegl Models For Autocatalysis: Loss And Reemergence Of A Nonequilibrium Gibbs Phase Rule, Da-Jiang Liu, Chi-Jen Wang, James W. Evans

James W. Evans

We consider Schloegl models (or contact processes) where particles on a square grid annihilate at a rate p and are created at a rate of kn=n(n−1)/[N(N−1)] at empty sites with n particles in a neighborhood ΩN of size N. Simulation reveals a discontinuous transition between populated and vacuum states, but equistable p=peq determined by the stationarity of planar interfaces between these states depends on the interface orientation and on ΩN. The behavior for large ΩN follows from continuum equations. These also depend on the interface orientation and on ΩN shape, but a unique ...


Search For Resonant Double Higgs Production With Bbzz Decays In The Bbℓℓνν Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 13 Tev, Rami Kamalieddin Jul 2019

Search For Resonant Double Higgs Production With Bbzz Decays In The Bbℓℓνν Final State In Pp Collisions At √S = 13 Tev, Rami Kamalieddin

Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research: Department of Physics and Astronomy

Since the discovery of the Higgs boson in 2012 by the ATLAS and CMS experiments, most of the quantum mechanical properties that describe the long-awaited Higgs boson have been measured. Due to the outstanding work of the LHC, over a hundred of fb−1 of proton collisions data have been delivered to both experiments. Finally, it became sensible for analyses teams to start working with a very low cross section processes involving the Higgs boson, e.g., a recent success in observing ttH and VHbb processes. One of the main remaining untouched topics is a double Higgs boson production. However ...


Measurements Of Μμ Pairs From Open Heavy Flavor And Drell-Yan In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al. Jul 2019

Measurements Of Μμ Pairs From Open Heavy Flavor And Drell-Yan In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

PHENIX reports differential cross sections of mu mu pairs from semileptonic heavy-flavor decays and the Drell-Yan production mechanism measured in p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV at forward and backward rapidity (1.2 < vertical bar eta vertical bar < 2.2). The mu mu pairs from c (c) over bar, b (b) over bar, and Drell-Yan are separated using a template fit to unlike- and like-sign muon pair spectra in mass and p(T). The azimuthal opening angle correlation between the muons from c (c ) over bar and b (b) over bar decays and the pair-p(T) distributions are compared to distributions generated using PYTHIA and POWHEG models, which both include next-to-leading order processes. The measured distributions for pairs from a are consistent with PYTHIA calculations. The c (c) over bar data present narrower azimuthal correlations and softer p(T) distributions compared to distributions generated from POWHEG. The b (b ) over bar data are well described by both models. The extrapolated total cross section for bottom production is 3.75 +/- 0.24(stat) +/-(0.35)(0.50) (syst) +/- 0.45(global) [mu b], which is consistent with previous measurements at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in the same system at the same collision energy and is approximately a factor of 2 higher than the central value calculated with theoretical models. The measured Drell-Yan cross section is in good agreement with next-to-leading-order quantum-chromodynamics calculations.


Measurement Of Charm And Bottom Production From Semileptonic Hadron Decays In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Yunxiao Zhai, Et Al. Jul 2019

Measurement Of Charm And Bottom Production From Semileptonic Hadron Decays In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Yunxiao Zhai, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

Measurements of the differential production of electrons from open-heavy-flavor hadrons with charm- and bottom-quark content in p+p collisions at √s=200  GeV are presented. The measurements proceed through displaced-vertex analyses of electron tracks from the semileptonic decay of charm and bottom hadrons using the PHENIX silicon-vertex detector. The relative contribution of electrons from bottom decays to inclusive heavy-flavor-electron production is found to be consistent with fixed-order-plus-next-to-leading-log perturbative-QCD calculations within experimental and theoretical uncertainties. These new measurements in p+p collisions provide a precision baseline for comparable forthcoming measurements in A+A collisions.


Pseudorapidity Dependence Of Particle Production And Elliptic Flow In Asymmetric Nuclear Collisions Of P + Al, P + Au, D + Au, And 3he + Au At √Snn = 200 Gev, A. Adare, Nicole J. Apadula, Sarah C. Campbell, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al. Jul 2019

Pseudorapidity Dependence Of Particle Production And Elliptic Flow In Asymmetric Nuclear Collisions Of P + Al, P + Au, D + Au, And 3he + Au At √Snn = 200 Gev, A. Adare, Nicole J. Apadula, Sarah C. Campbell, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

Asymmetric nuclear collisions of p+Al, p+Au, d+Au, and 3He+Au at √sNN=200  GeV provide an excellent laboratory for understanding particle production, as well as exploring interactions among these particles after their initial creation in the collision. We present measurements of charged hadron production dNch/dη in all such collision systems over a broad pseudorapidity range and as a function of collision multiplicity. A simple wounded quark model is remarkably successful at describing the full data set. We also measure the elliptic flow v2 over a similarly broad pseudorapidity range. These measurements provide key constraints on models ...


Single-Spin Asymmetry Of J/Ψ Production In P+P, P+Al, And P+Au Collisions With Transversely Polarized Proton Beams At √Snn=200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al. Jul 2019

Single-Spin Asymmetry Of J/Ψ Production In P+P, P+Al, And P+Au Collisions With Transversely Polarized Proton Beams At √Snn=200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

We report the transverse single-spin asymmetries of J/ψ production at forward and backward rapidity, 1.2<|y|<2.2, as a function of J/ψ transverse momentum (pT) and Feynman-x (xF). The data analyzed were recorded by the PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in 2015 from p+p, p+Al, and p+Au collisions with transversely polarized proton beams at √sNN=200  GeV. At this collision energy, single-spin asymmetries for heavy-flavor particle production of p+p collisions provide access to the spin-dependent gluon distribution and higher-twist correlation functions inside the nucleon, such as the gluon Qiu-Sterman and trigluon correlation functions. Proton+nucleus collisions offer an excellent opportunity to study nuclear effects on the correlation functions. The data indicate a positive asymmetry at the two-standard-deviation level in the p+p data for 2  GeV/c


Measurement Of Φ-Meson Production At Forward Rapidity In P+P Collisions At √S=510 Gev And Its Energy Dependence From √S=200 Gev To 7 Tev, A. Adare, Nicole J. Apadula, Sarah C. Campbell, Lei Ding, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Shawn Whitaker, Et Al. Jul 2019

Measurement Of Φ-Meson Production At Forward Rapidity In P+P Collisions At √S=510 Gev And Its Energy Dependence From √S=200 Gev To 7 Tev, A. Adare, Nicole J. Apadula, Sarah C. Campbell, Lei Ding, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Shawn Whitaker, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

The PHENIX experiment at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider has measured the differential cross section of phi(1020)-meson production at forward rapidity in p + p collisions at root s = 510 GeV via the dimuon decay channel. The partial cross section in the rapidity and P-T ranges 1.2 < vertical bar y vertical bar < 2.2 and 2 < p(T) < 7 GeV/c is sigma(phi) = [2.28 +/- 0.09(stat) +/- 0.14(syst) +/- 0.27(norm)] x 10(-2) mb. The energy dependence of sigma(phi) (1.2 < vertical bar y vertical bar < 2.2,2 < p(T) < 5 GeV/c) is studied using the PHENIX measurements at root s = 200 and 510 GeV and the Large Hadron Collider measurements atroot s = 2.76 and 7 TeV. The experimental results arc compared to various event generator predictions (PYTHIA6, PYTHIA8, PHOJET, AMPT, EPOS3, and EPOS-LHC).


Cross Section And Longitudinal Single-Spin Asymmetry Al For Forward W± → Μ±Ν Production In Polarized P+P Collisions At √S=510 Gev, A. Adare, Nicole J. Apadula, Sarah C. Campbell, Lei Ding, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, Alex Shaver, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Shawn Whitaker, Et Al. Jul 2019

Cross Section And Longitudinal Single-Spin Asymmetry Al For Forward W± → Μ±Ν Production In Polarized P+P Collisions At √S=510 Gev, A. Adare, Nicole J. Apadula, Sarah C. Campbell, Lei Ding, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, Alex Shaver, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Shawn Whitaker, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

We have measured the cross section and single-spin asymmetries from forward W±→μ±ν production in longitudinally polarized p+p collisions at √s=510  GeV using the PHENIX detector at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. The cross sections are consistent with previous measurements at this collision energy, while the most forward and backward longitudinal single spin asymmetries provide new insights into the sea quark helicities in the proton. The charge of the W bosons provides a natural flavor separation of the participating partons.


Creation Of Quark–Gluon Plasma Droplets With Three Distinct Geometries, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al. Jul 2019

Creation Of Quark–Gluon Plasma Droplets With Three Distinct Geometries, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al.

Craig Ogilvie

Experimental studies of the collisions of heavy nuclei at relativistic energies have established the properties of the quark–gluon plasma (QGP), a state of hot, dense nuclear matter in which quarks and gluons are not bound into hadrons 1–4 . In this state, matter behaves as a nearly inviscid fluid 5 that efficiently translates initial spatial anisotropies into correlated momentum anisotropies among the particles produced, creating a common velocity field pattern known as collective flow. In recent years, comparable momentum anisotropies have been measured in small-system proton–proton (p+p) and proton–nucleus (p+A) collisions, despite expectations that the ...


Factorization Of Jet Cross Sections In Heavy-Ion Collisions, Jian-Wei Qiu, Felix Ringer, Nobuo Sato, Pia Zurita Jun 2019

Factorization Of Jet Cross Sections In Heavy-Ion Collisions, Jian-Wei Qiu, Felix Ringer, Nobuo Sato, Pia Zurita

Physics Faculty Publications

We propose a new phenomenological approach to establish QCD factorization of jet cross sections in the heavy-ion environment. Starting from a factorization formalism in proton-proton collisions, we introduce medium modified jet functions to capture the leading interaction of jets with the hot and dense QCD medium. A global analysis using a Monte Carlo sampling approach is performed in order to reliably determine the new jet functions from the nuclear modification factor of inclusive jets at the LHC. We find that gluon jets are significantly more suppressed due to the presence of the medium than quark jets. In addition, we observe ...


Performance Of Plastic Electron Optics Components Fabricated Using A 3d Printer, Phillip Wiebe, Peter Beierle, Hua-Chieh Shao, Bret Gergely, Anthony F. Starace, Herman Batelaan May 2019

Performance Of Plastic Electron Optics Components Fabricated Using A 3d Printer, Phillip Wiebe, Peter Beierle, Hua-Chieh Shao, Bret Gergely, Anthony F. Starace, Herman Batelaan

Anthony F. Starace Publications

We show images produced by an electron beam deflector, a quadrupole lens and a einzel lens fabricated from conducting and non-conducting plastic using a 3D printer. Despite the difficulties associated with the use of plastics in vacuum, such as outgassing, poor conductivity, and print defects, the devices were used successfully in vacuum to steer, stretch and focus electron beams to millimeter diameters. Simulations indicate that much smaller focus spot sizes might be possible for such 3D-printed plastic electron lenses taking into account some possible surface defects. This work was motivated by our need to place electron optical components in difficult-to-access ...


Analytic Generalized Description Of A Perturbative Nonparaxial Elegant Laguerre-Gaussian Phasor For Ultrashort Pulses In The Time Domain, Andrew Vikartofsky, Ethan C. Jahns, Anthony F. Starace May 2019

Analytic Generalized Description Of A Perturbative Nonparaxial Elegant Laguerre-Gaussian Phasor For Ultrashort Pulses In The Time Domain, Andrew Vikartofsky, Ethan C. Jahns, Anthony F. Starace

Anthony F. Starace Publications

An analytic expression for a polychromatic phasor representing an arbitrarily short elegant Laguerre-Gauss (eLG) laser pulse of any spot size and LG mode is presented in the time domain as a nonrecursive, closed-form perturbative expansion valid to any order of perturbative correction. This phasor enables the calculation of the complex electromagnetic fields for such beams without requiring the evaluation of any Fourier integrals. It is thus straightforward to implement in analytical or numerical applications involving eLG pulses.


Analytic Description Of High-Order Harmonic Generation In The Adiabatic Limit With Application To An Initial S State In An Intense Bicircular Laser Pulse, M. V. Frolov, N. L. Manakov, A. A. Minina, A. A. Silaev, N. V. Vvedenskii, M. Yu. Ivanov, Anthony F. Starace May 2019

Analytic Description Of High-Order Harmonic Generation In The Adiabatic Limit With Application To An Initial S State In An Intense Bicircular Laser Pulse, M. V. Frolov, N. L. Manakov, A. A. Minina, A. A. Silaev, N. V. Vvedenskii, M. Yu. Ivanov, Anthony F. Starace

Anthony F. Starace Publications

An analytic description of high-order harmonic generation (HHG) is proposed in the adiabatic (low-frequency) limit for an initial s state and a laser field having an arbitrary wave form. The approach is based on the two-state time-dependent effective range theory and is extended to the case of neutral atoms and positively charged ions by introducing ad hoc the Coulomb corrections for HHG. The resulting closed analytical form for the HHG amplitude is discussed in terms of real classical trajectories. The accuracy of the results of our analytic model is demonstrated by comparison with numerical solutions of the time-dependent Schrödinger equation ...


Pion Identification Through Machine Learning For The Moller Experiment At The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Anne-Katherine Burns May 2019

Pion Identification Through Machine Learning For The Moller Experiment At The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Anne-Katherine Burns

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This report describes the implementation of a deep neural network for particle identification on the MOLLER experiment. The MOLLER experiment, currently in its early stages of design at the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (JLab), will attempt to measure the parity-violating asymmetry present in the elastic electron-electron scattering, to a precision of 0.7 ppb. While the Standard Model precisely predicts this asymmetry, if the value measured by the MOLLER experiment were to differ significantly from the predicted value, then the experiment could provide laboratory-based evidence of physics beyhond the Standard Model (BSM) and point researchers in the right direction ...


Measurement Of Charm And Bottom Production From Semileptonic Hadron Decays In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Yunxiao Zhai, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration May 2019

Measurement Of Charm And Bottom Production From Semileptonic Hadron Decays In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Yunxiao Zhai, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Measurements of the differential production of electrons from open-heavy-flavor hadrons with charm- and bottom-quark content in p+p collisions at √s=200  GeV are presented. The measurements proceed through displaced-vertex analyses of electron tracks from the semileptonic decay of charm and bottom hadrons using the PHENIX silicon-vertex detector. The relative contribution of electrons from bottom decays to inclusive heavy-flavor-electron production is found to be consistent with fixed-order-plus-next-to-leading-log perturbative-QCD calculations within experimental and theoretical uncertainties. These new measurements in p+p collisions provide a precision baseline for comparable forthcoming measurements in A+A collisions.


A Study On Radiative Pion Capture As A Source Of Background In The Search For Muon To Electron Conversion At The Mu2e Experiment., Joseph Leibson May 2019

A Study On Radiative Pion Capture As A Source Of Background In The Search For Muon To Electron Conversion At The Mu2e Experiment., Joseph Leibson

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The following thesis will cover the process of radiative pion capture in the Mu2e experiment at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. Radiative pion capture (RPC) is a process that is able to mimic the signal of an electron spawned from the neutrino-less conversion of a muon. In this paper we will discuss the current Standard Model accepted by physicists, and discuss charged lepton flavor violation, which is the motivation behind Mu2e. This paper will cover the theory behind Mu2e and RPC, as well as the apparatus involved in the Mu2e experiment. Next, software and simulations used to carry out the RPC ...


Minerva High Energy Test Beam Calibration, Jessica Sydnor Apr 2019

Minerva High Energy Test Beam Calibration, Jessica Sydnor

Undergraduate Honors Theses

The MINERvA experiment, housed at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago, is a high-statistics experiment studying neutrino-nuclei interactions. Neutrino interaction models will be a limiting uncertainty of next generation neutrino oscillation experiments. Understanding the properties of neutrino oscillations may shine light on the matter vs anti-matter discrepancy in the universe. The data recorded by MINERvA can be compared with current neutrino interaction simulations to determine their level of agreement. Improving the agreement between simulation and data leads to improved neutrino models and reduced systematic uncertainties in neutrino oscillation measurements. Before comparisons can be made, the data collected must be ...


Machine Learning And Electron Track Reconstruction For The Moller Experiment, Mary Robinson Apr 2019

Machine Learning And Electron Track Reconstruction For The Moller Experiment, Mary Robinson

Undergraduate Honors Theses

This report presents the development of a machine learning algorithm (a neural net- work) for the purpose of track reconstruction in the MOLLER experiment. The MOLLER experiment is a collaboration at Jefferson Lab which plans on measuring the parity-violating asymmetry in high energy electron-electron (Møller) scattering. This measurement is an important test of the Standard Model and could potentially serve as evidence for new physics beyond the Standard Model.

Reconstruction of electron trajectories provides important kinematic data about the electrons which is necessary for the asymmetry measurement. As such, the MOLLER experiment requires a track reconstruction tool which can efficiently ...


Measurements Of Μμ Pairs From Open Heavy Flavor And Drell-Yan In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Apr 2019

Measurements Of Μμ Pairs From Open Heavy Flavor And Drell-Yan In P + P Collisions At √S = 200 Gev, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

PHENIX reports differential cross sections of mu mu pairs from semileptonic heavy-flavor decays and the Drell-Yan production mechanism measured in p + p collisions at root s = 200 GeV at forward and backward rapidity (1.2 < vertical bar eta vertical bar < 2.2). The mu mu pairs from c (c) over bar, b (b) over bar, and Drell-Yan are separated using a template fit to unlike- and like-sign muon pair spectra in mass and p(T). The azimuthal opening angle correlation between the muons from c (c ) over bar and b (b) over bar decays and the pair-p(T) distributions are compared to distributions generated using PYTHIA and POWHEG models, which both include next-to-leading order processes. The measured distributions for pairs from a are consistent with PYTHIA calculations. The c (c) over bar data present narrower azimuthal correlations and softer p(T) distributions compared to distributions generated from POWHEG. The b (b ) over bar data are well described by both models. The extrapolated total cross section for bottom production is 3.75 +/- 0.24(stat) +/-(0.35)(0.50) (syst) +/- 0.45(global) [mu b], which is consistent with previous measurements at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider in the same system at the same collision energy and is approximately a factor of 2 higher than the central value calculated with theoretical models. The measured Drell-Yan cross section is in good agreement with next-to-leading-order quantum-chromodynamics calculations.


Violation Of Centrosymmetry In Time-Resolved Coherent X-Ray Diffraction From Rovibrational States Of Diatomic Molecules, Hua-Chieh Shao, Anthony F. Starace Mar 2019

Violation Of Centrosymmetry In Time-Resolved Coherent X-Ray Diffraction From Rovibrational States Of Diatomic Molecules, Hua-Chieh Shao, Anthony F. Starace

Anthony F. Starace Publications

Owing to increasing applications of time-resolved coherent x-ray scattering for the investigation of molecular reaction dynamics, we develop a theoretical model for time-dependent x-ray diffraction from molecular and/or electronic motion in molecules. Our model shows that the violation of centrosymmetry (VOC) is a general phenomenon in time-resolved diffraction patterns. We employ our theoretical model to illustrate the VOC in time-resolved coherent x-ray diffraction from two oriented diatomic molecules undergoing rovibrational motion: lithium hydride (LiD) and hydrogen (HD). Our simulations show asymmetric x-ray diffraction images that reflect the directions of the molecular motions.


Creation Of Quark–Gluon Plasma Droplets With Three Distinct Geometries, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration Mar 2019

Creation Of Quark–Gluon Plasma Droplets With Three Distinct Geometries, C. Aidala, Nicole J. Apadula, John C. Hill, Nels J. Hotvedt, John G. Lajoie, Alexandre Lebedev, S. H. Lee, Craig Ogilvie, Milap R. Patel, Joshua Perry, Timothy T. Rinn, Marzia Rosati, Jonathan C. Runchey, Abhisek Sen, M. Shimomura, Arbin Timilsina, Et Al., Phenix Collaboration

Physics and Astronomy Publications

Experimental studies of the collisions of heavy nuclei at relativistic energies have established the properties of the quark–gluon plasma (QGP), a state of hot, dense nuclear matter in which quarks and gluons are not bound into hadrons 1–4 . In this state, matter behaves as a nearly inviscid fluid 5 that efficiently translates initial spatial anisotropies into correlated momentum anisotropies among the particles produced, creating a common velocity field pattern known as collective flow. In recent years, comparable momentum anisotropies have been measured in small-system proton–proton (p+p) and proton–nucleus (p+A) collisions, despite expectations that the ...


University Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Julio Gea-Banacloche Feb 2019

University Physics I: Classical Mechanics, Julio Gea-Banacloche

Open Educational Resources

This is a “minimalist” textbook for a first semester of university, calculus-based physics, covering classical mechanics (including one chapter on mechanical waves, but excluding fluids), plus a brief introduction to thermodynamics. The presentation owes much to Mazur’s The Principles and Practice of Physics: conservation laws, momentum and energy, are introduced before forces, and one-dimensional setups are thoroughly explored before two-dimensional systems are considered. It contains both problems and worked-out examples.


An Introduction To Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics, Vincent R. Siggia Jan 2019

An Introduction To Supersymmetric Quantum Mechanics, Vincent R. Siggia

Theses and Dissertations

In this thesis, the general framework of supersymmetric quantum mechanics and the path integral approach will be presented (as well as the worked out example of the supersymmetric harmonic oscillator). Then the theory will be specialized to the case of supersymmetric quantum mechanics on Riemannian manifolds, which will start from a supersymmetric Lagrangian for the general case and the special case for S2. Afterwards, there will be a discussion on the superfield formalism. Concluding this thesis will be the Hamiltonian formalism followed by the inclusion of deforma- tions by potentials.


Measurement Of Double-Polarization Asymmetries In The Quasi-Elastic He→ 3 (E→, E′ P) Process, The Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration, M. Mihovilović, G. Jin, E. Long, Y.-W. Zhang, K. Allada, B. Anderson, M. Canan, S. Golge, R. Schiavilla Jan 2019

Measurement Of Double-Polarization Asymmetries In The Quasi-Elastic He→ 3 (E→, E′ P) Process, The Jefferson Lab Hall A Collaboration, M. Mihovilović, G. Jin, E. Long, Y.-W. Zhang, K. Allada, B. Anderson, M. Canan, S. Golge, R. Schiavilla

Physics Faculty Publications

We report on a precise measurement of double-polarization asymmetries in electron-induced breakup of 3He proceeding to pd and ppn final states, performed in quasi-elastic kinematics at Q2 = 0.25 (GeV/c)2 for missing momenta up to 250 MeV/c. These observables represent highly sensitive tools to investigate the electromagnetic and spin structure of 3He and the relative importance of two- and three-body effects involved in the breakup reaction dynamics. The measured asymmetries cannot be satisfactorily reproduced by state-of-the-art calculations of 3He unless their three-body segment is adjusted, indicating that the spin-dependent part of the nuclear ...