W boson physics at hadron colliders

Rev. Mod. Phys. 73, 267 – Published 12 April 2001
Randy M. Thurman-Keup, Ashutosh V. Kotwal, Monica Tecchio, and Aesook Byon-Wagner


The use of hadron colliders to investigate the properties of the W bosons started in 1982 at the CERN Spp¯S collider. Since then, the Tevatron 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 pp¯ collisions. After a brief review of the early studies, W boson physics at the Tevatron collider are thoroughly examined. Finally, possible future directions of W boson physics at hadron colliders are discussed.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.73.267

  • Published 12 April 2001

© 2001 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

Randy M. Thurman-Keup

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439

Ashutosh V. Kotwal

  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27708

Monica Tecchio

  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109

Aesook Byon-Wagner

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, Illinois 60510

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