W boson physics at hadron colliders

Citation
Rm. Thurman-keup et al., W boson physics at hadron colliders, REV M PHYS, 73(2), 2001, pp. 267-306
Citations number
166
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Review
Categorie Soggetti
Physics
Journal title
REVIEWS OF MODERN PHYSICS
ISSN journal
0034-6861 → ACNP
Volume
73
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
267 - 306
Database
ISI
SICI code
0034-6861(200104)73:2<267:WBPAHC>2.0.ZU;2-L
Abstract
The use of hadron colliders to investigate the properties of the W bosons s tarted in 1982 at the CERN Sp (p) over barS collider. Since then, the Tevat ron experiments at Fermilab have recorded a large sample of W events which allowed precision measurements of the properties of W bosons. In this paper the authors review W gauge boson physics at hadron colliders from 1982 to 2000. They first discuss the production mechanism and detection of W bosons in p (p) over bar collisions. After a brief review of the early studies, W boson physics at the Tevatron collider are thoroughly examined. Finally, p ossible future directions of W boson physics at hadron colliders are discus sed.