The Monte Carlo event generator YFSWW3 version 1.16 for W-pair production and decay at LEP2/LC energies

Published: 01-11-2001| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r3c45y3hrn.1
S. Jadach,
W. Płaczek,
M. Skrzypek,
B.F.L. Ward,
Z. Wa̧s


Abstract We present the Monte Carlo event generator YFSWW3 version 1.16 for the process of W-pair production and decay in electron-positron collisions. It includes O(α) electroweak radiative corrections in the WW production stage together with the O(α^3 ) initial-state-radiation (ISR) corrections in the leading-logarithmic (LL) approximation, implemented within the Yennie-Frautschi-Suura (YFS) exclusive exponentiation framework. The photon radiation in the W decays is generated by the dedicated progra... Title of program: YFSWW3, version 1.16 Catalogue Id: ADOU_v1_0 Nature of problem The process of the W-pair production is important for precise tests of the Standard Model as well as searches for "new physics" at LEP2 and future linear colliders. In order to match the experimental precision necessary for a successful physics programme, quantum effects (the so-called radiative corrections) have to be included into a theoretical description of this process. It turns out that not only the so-called universal corrections (initial-state radiation, the Coulomb effect, "naive" QCD c ... Versions of this program held in the CPC repository in Mendeley Data ADOU_v1_0; YFSWW3, version 1.16; 10.1016/S0010-4655(01)00288-0 This program has been imported from the CPC Program Library held at Queen's University Belfast (1969-2019)