Electroweak radiative corrections to e+e- scattering processes typically amount to O(10%) at LEP energies. Their logarithmic increase with energy renders them even more important at future colliders. Although the bulk of these corrections is due to universal process-independent effects, the remaining non-universal corrections are nevertheless phenomenologically important. We describe the structure of the universal corrections to e+e- --> WW --> 4f in detail and discuss the numerical size of universal and non-universal effects using the Monte Carlo generator RACOONWW.
- Pub Date:
- January 2001
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 15 pages, latex, 11 postscript files, to appear in the Proceedings of the 5th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (RADCOR-2000), Carmel CA, USA, 11-15 September, 2000