We present a detailed analysis of the process ep→γθ{symbol}X as a means of studying the gauge structure of the WWγ vertex. We find that the differential cross section of high pT photons offers a sensitive measure of anomalous WWγ couplings. At HERA {Mathematical expression}, after several years of running, the WWγ vertex can be measured to δκγ ≃-2.0 +2.9 and δλγ ≃-2.5 +3.0 (95% C.L.). Which offers an improvement over existing constraints from direct measurements using associated Wγ production in {Mathematical expression} collisions but is less sensitive than the competing process at HERA, ep→eWX. For a higher energy ep collider, LEP-LHC {Mathematical expression}, the WWγ vertex can be measured to δδκγ ≃ ± 0.4 and δλκγ ≃ ± 0.1 at 95%C.L. which is more sensitive to λγ than the process e+e-→W+W- at the LEP200 e+e- collider and is comparable to the LEP200 sensitivity to κγ. These values are also roughly comparable to the competing process ep→eWX at LEP-LHC and to what is expected from associated γW production at the LHC and SSC for κγ but they are about half as sensitive to λγ as the LHC and SSC.

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Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01561298
Journal European Physical Journal C
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Godfrey, S. (1992). Measuring theWWγ vertex in the processep→γϑX. European Physical Journal C, 55(4), 619–626. doi:10.1007/BF01561298