Eur. Phys. J. C 22, 123-127 (2001)
Phenomenology of the electron structure functionW. Slominski and J. Szwed
Institute of Computer Science, Jagellonian University, Reymonta 4, 30-059 Kraków, Poland
(Received: 17 July 2001 / Revised version: 28 August 2001 / Published online: 5 October 2001 - © Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica 2001 )
The advantages of introducing the electron structure function (ESF) in electron induced processes are demonstrated. Contrary to the photon structure function it is directly measured in such processes. At present energies, a simultaneous analysis of both the electron and the photon structure functions gives an important test of the experimentally applied methods. Estimates of the ESF at LEP momenta are given. At very high momenta contributions from W and Z bosons together with - Z interference can be observed. Predictions for the next generation of experiments are given.
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