Parton distribution function uncertainties & nuclear corrections for the LHC

Abstract : We study nuclear effects of charged current deep inelastic neutrino-iron scattering in the framework of a chi^2 analysis of parton distribution functions (PDFs). We extract a set of iron PDFs which are used to compute x_Bj-dependent and Q^2-dependent nuclear correction factors for iron structure functions which are required in global analyses of free nucleon PDFs. We compare our results with nuclear correction factors from neutrino-nucleus scattering models and correction factors for charged lepton-iron scattering. We find that, except for very high x_Bj, our correction factors differ in both shape and magnitude from the correction factors of the models and charged-lepton scattering.
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  • ARXIV : 0806.0723

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I. Schienbein, J. Y. Yu, C. Keppel, J. G. Morfin, Fredrick I. Olness, et al.. Parton distribution function uncertainties & nuclear corrections for the LHC. E. Augé et al. 43e Rencontres de Moriond QCD and High Energy Interactions., Mar 2008, The GIOI publishers, pp.299-302. <in2p3-00285217>

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