Parton Luminosities

Parton luminosities are convenient for estimating how the physics potential of Large Hadron Collider experiments depends on the energy of the proton beams. In arXiv:0908.3660 I present parton luminosities, ratios of parton luminosities, and contours of fixed parton luminosity for gluon-gluon, u-dbar, and light-quark--light-quark interactions over the energy range relevant to the Large Hadron Collider, along with example analyses for specific processes. The plots are available here as full-page pdf files. Click on a thumbnail to retrieve a plot, or download an archive containing all twelve plots.

Luminosities

gg luminosityudbar luminosityqq luminosity

 

Ratios of Luminosities

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Tevatron ratioudbar Tevatron ratioqq Tevatron ratio

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LHC ratioudbar Tevatron ratioqq Tevatron ratio

Luminosity Contours

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contoursudbar contoursqq contours