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Type: Journal article
Title: Evidence for charge symmetry violation in parton distributions
Author: Boros, C.
Londergan, J.
Thomas, A.
Citation: Physical Review D: Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 1999; 59(7):074021-
Publisher: American Physical Society
Issue Date: 1999
ISSN: 0556-2821
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C. Boros; J. T. Londergan; A. W. Thomas
Abstract: By comparing structure functions measured in neutrino and charged lepton deep inelastic scattering, one can test the validity of parton charge symmetry. New experiments allow us to make such tests, which set rather tight upper limits on parton charge symmetry violation (CSV) for intermediate Bjorken x, but which appear to show sizable CSV effects at small x. We show that neither nuclear shadowing nor contributions from strange and antistrange quark distributions can account for the experimentally observed difference between the two structure functions. We are therefore forced to consider the possibility of a large CSV effect in the nucleon sea quark distributions. We discuss the consequences of this effect for other observables, and we propose an experiment which could detect a large CSV component in the nucleon sea.
Rights: ©1999 American Physical Society
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.59.074021
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