A Measurement of the Colour Factors of Quantum Chromodynamics From Four-Jet Events at LEP

Dorris, Simon James (1997) A Measurement of the Colour Factors of Quantum Chromodynamics From Four-Jet Events at LEP. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

From a sample of 3.7 million events collected with the ALEPH detector between 1992 and 1995, those containing four jets are selected. These are used to measure angular variables sensitive to the underlying spin structure of the event which are then combined with O(alpha2s) QCD predictions to extract values of the Colour Factor ratios CA/CF and TR/CF. Events containing two identified b jets are separated from the rest of the data and the extra information used to increase the accuracy of the measurement. A matrix element calculation which takes the b quark mass into account is used in the fit to these tagged events. The final Colour Factor values are obtained by combining the results from the two samples: CA/CF= 2.294 +/-0.151 TR/CF =1.491 +/-0.490 which are in agreement with the QCD predictions of CA/CF= 2.25 and TR/CF= 1.875.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Robert Turnbull
Keywords: High energy physics, Nuclear physics and radiation
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74601
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 17:36
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 17:36
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74601

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