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Consistent measurements of alpha(s) from precise oriented event shape distributions

Abreu, P. et al. (2000) Consistent measurements of alpha(s) from precise oriented event shape distributions. European Physical Journal C, 14 (4). 557 -584. ISSN 1434-6044 (doi:10.1007/s100520000354)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s100520000354

Abstract

An updated analysis using about 1.5 million events recorded at root s = M-Z with the DELPHI detector in 1994 is presented. Eighteen infrared and collinear safe event shape observables are measured as a function of the polar angle of the thrust. axis. The data are compared to theoretical calculations in O(alpha(s)(2)) including the event orientation. A combined fit of alpha(s) and of the renormalization scale x(mu) in O(alpha(s)(2)) yields an excellent description of the high statistics data. The weighted average from 18 observables including quark mass effects and correlations is alpha(s)(M- Z(2)) = 0.0026. The final result, derived from the jet cone energy fraction, the observable with the smallest theoretical and experimental uncertainty, is alpha(s)(M-Z(2)) = 0.1180 +/- 0.0006(exp.) +/- 0.0013(hadr.) +/- 0.0008(scale) +/- 0.0007(mass). Further studies include an alpha(s) determination using theoretical predictions in the next-to-leading log approximation (NLLA), matched NLLA and O(alpha(s)(2)) predictions as well as theoretically motivated optimized scale setting methods. The influence of higher order contributions was also investigated by using the method of Pade approximants. Average alpha(s) values derived from the different approaches are in good agreement.

Item Type:Article
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Battaglia, Dr Marina
Authors: Abreu, P., Adam, W., Adye, T., Adzic, P., Albrecht, Z., Alderweireld, T., Alekseev, G.D., Alemany, R., Allmendinger, T., Allport, P.P., Almehed, S., Amaldi, U., Amapane, N., Amato, S., Anassontzis, E.G., Andersson, P., Andreazza, A., Andringa, S., Antilogus, P., Apel, W.D., Arnoud, Y., Asman, B., Augustin, E., Augustinus, A., Baillon, P., Bambade, P., Barao, F., Barbiellini, G., Barbier, R., Bardin, D.Y., Barker, G., Baroncelli, A., Battaglia, M., Baubillier, M., Becks, K.H., Begalli, M., Behrmann, A., Beilliere, P., Belokopytov, Y., Benekos, N.C., Benvenuti, A.C., Berat, C., Berggren, M., Bertini, D., Bertrand, D., Besancon, M., Bigi, M., Bilenky, M.S., Bizouard, M.A., Bloch, D., Blom, H.M., Bonesini, M., Boonekamp, M., Booth, P.S.L., Borgland, A.W., Borisov, G., Bosio, C., Botner, O., Boudinov, E., Bouquet, B., Bourdarios, C., Bowcock, T.J.V., Boyko, I., Bozovic, I., Bozzo, M., Branchini, P., Brenke, T., Brenner, R.A., Bruckman, P., Brunet, J.M., Bugge, L., Buran, T., Burgsmueller, T., Buschbeck, B., Buschmann, P., Cabrera, S., Caccia, M., Calvi, M., Camporesi, T., Canale, V., Carena, F., Carroll, L., Caso, C., Gimenez, M.V.C., Cattai, A., Cavallo, F.R., Chabaud, V., Charpentier, P., Chaussard, L., Checchia, P., Chelkov, G.A., Chierici, R., Chochula, P., Chorowicz, V., Chudoba, J., Cieslik, K., Collins, P., Contri, R., Cortina, E., Cosme, G., Cossutti, F., Cowell, J.H., Crawley, H.B., Crennell, D., Crepe, S., Crosetti, G., Maestro, J.C., Czellar, S., Davenport, M., Da Silva, W., Deghorain, A., Della Ricca, G., Delpierre, P., Demaria, N., De Angelis, A., De Boer, W., De Clercq, C., De Lotto, B., De Min, A., de Paula, L., Dijkstra, H., Di Ciaccio, L., Dolbeau, J., Doroba, K., Dracos, M., Drees, J., Dris, M., Duperrin, A., Durand, J.D., Eigen, G., Ekelof, T., Ekspong, G., Ellert, M., Elsing, M., Engel, J.P., Erzen, B., Santo, M.E., Fanourakis, G., Fassouliotis, D., Fayot, J., Feindt, M., Ferrer, A., Ferrer-Ribas, E., Ferro, F., Fichet, S., Firestone, A., Flagmeyer, U., Foeth, H., Fokitis, E., Fontanelli, F., Franek, B., Frodesen, A.G., Fruhwirth, R., Fulda-Quenzer, F., Fuster, J., Galloni, A., Gamba, D., Gamblin, S., Gandelman, M., Garcia, C., Gaspar, C., Gaspar, M., Gasparini, U., Gavillet, P., Gazis, E.N., Gele, D., Ghodbane, N., Gil, I., Glege, F., Gokieli, R., Golob, B., Gomez-Ceballos, G., Goncalves, P., Caballero, I.G., Gopal, G., Gorn, L., Gracco, V., Grahl, J., Graziani, E., Green, C., Grimm, H.J., Gris, P., Grosdidier, G., Grzelak, K., Gunther, M., Guy, J., Hahn, F., Hahn, S., Haider, S., Hallgren, A., Hamacher, K., Hansen, J., Harris, F.J., Hedberg, V., Heising, S., Hernandez, J.J., Herquet, P., Herr, H., Hessing, T.L., Heuser, J.M., Higon, E., Holmgren, S.O., Holt, P.J., Hoorelbeke, S., Houlden, M., Hrubec, J., Huet, K., Hughes, G.J., Hultqvist, K., Jackson, J.N., Jacobsson, R., Jalocha, P., Janik, R., Jarlskog, C., Jarlskog, G., Jarry, P., Jean-Marie, B., Johansson, E.K., Jonsson, P., Joram, C., Juillot, P., Kapusta, F., Karafasoulis, K., Katsanevas, S., Katsoufis, E.C., Keranen, R., Kersevan, B.P., Khomenko, B.A., Khovanski, N.N., Kiiskinen, A., King, B., Kinvig, A., Kjaer, N.J., Klapp, O., Klein, H., Kluit, P., Kokkinias, P., Koratzinos, M., Kourkoumelis, C., Kouznetsov, O., Krammer, M., Kriznic, E., Krumstein, Z., Kubinec, P., Kurowska, J., Kurvinen, K., Lamsa, J.W., Lane, D.W., Langefeld, P., Laugier, J.P., Lauhakangas, R., Leder, G., Ledroit, F., Lefebure, V., and Leinonen, L.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:European Physical Journal C
Publisher:Spinger-Verlag
ISSN:1434-6044
ISSN (Online):1434-6052

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