Measurement of dijet production in neutral current deep inelastic scattering at high Q(2) and determination of alpha(s)

Breitweg, J. et al. (2001) Measurement of dijet production in neutral current deep inelastic scattering at high Q(2) and determination of alpha(s). Physics Letters B, 507(1-4), 70 -88. (doi: 10.1016/S0370-2693(01)00421-X)

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Abstract

Dijet production has been studied in neutral current deep inelastic e(+)p scattering for 470 lt Q(2) lt 20000 GeV2 with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 38.4 pb(-1). Dijet differential cross sections are presented in a kinematic region where both theoretical and experimental uncertainties are small. Next-to-leading-order (NLO) QCD calculations describe the measured differential cross sections well. A QCD analysis of the measured dijet fraction as a function of Q(2) allows both a precise determination of alpha (s)(M-z) and a test of the energy-scale dependence of the strong coupling constant. A detailed analysis provides an improved estimate of the uncertainties of the NLO QCD cross sections arising from the parton distribution functions of the proton. The value of cu,(Mz), as determined from the QCD fit, is alpha (s)(M-z) = 0.1166 +/- 0.0019(stat.)(- 0.0033)(+0.0024)(exp.)(-0.0044)(+0.0057)(th.).

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Skillicorn, Professor Ian and Doyle, Professor Anthony and Saxon, Professor David and Bussey, Dr Peter
Authors: Breitweg, J., Chekanov, S., Derrick, M., Krakauer, D., Magill, S., Musgrave, B., Pellegrino, A., Repond, J., Stanek, R., Yoshida, R., Mattingly, M.C.K., Antonioli, P., Bari, G., Basile, M., Bellagamba, L., Boscherini, D., Bruni, A., Bruni, G., Romeo, G.C., Cifarelli, L., Cindolo, F., Contin, A., Corradi, M., de Pasquale, S., Giusti, P., Iacobucci, G., Levi, G., Margotti, A., Massam, T., Nania, R., Palmonari, F., Pesci, A., Sartorelli, G., Zichichi, A., Aghuzumtsyan, G., Amelung, C., Brock, I., Coboken, K., Goers, S., Hartmann, H., Heinloth, K., Hilger, E., Irrgang, P., Jakob, H.P., Kappes, A., Katz, U.F., Kerger, R., Kind, O., Paul, E., Rautenberg, J., Schnurbusch, H., Stifutkin, A., Tandler, J., Voss, K.C., Weber, A., Wieber, H., Bailey, D.S., Barret, O., Brook, N.H., Cole, J.E., Foster, B., Heath, G.P., Heath, H.F., Robins, S., Rodrigues, E., Scott, J., Tapper, R.J., Capua, M., Mastroberardino, A., Schioppa, M., Susinno, G., Jeoung, H.Y., Kim, J.Y., Lee, J.H., Lim, I.T., Ma, K.J., Pac, M.Y., Caldwell, A., Liu, W., Liu, X., Mellado, B., Paganis, S., Sampson, S., Schmidke, W.B., Sciulli, F., Chwastowski, J., Eskreys, A., Figiel, J., Klimek, K., Olkiewicz, K., Przybycien, M.B., Stopa, P., Zawiejski, L., Bednarek, B., Jelen, K., Kisielewska, D., Kowal, A.M., Kowalski, T., Przybycien, M., Rulikowska-Zarebska, E., Suszycki, L., Szuba, D., Kotanski, A., Bauerdick, L.A.T., Behrens, U., Bienlein, J.K., Borras, K., Chiochia, V., Crittenden, J., Dannheim, D., Desler, K., Drews, G., Fox-Murphy, A., Fricke, U., Goebel, F., Gottlicher, P., Graciani, R., Haas, T., Hain, W., Hartner, G.F., Hebbel, K., Hillert, S., Koch, W., Kotz, U., Kowalski, H., Labes, H., Lohr, B., Mankel, R., Martens, J., Martinez, M., Milite, M., Moritz, M., Notz, D., Petrucci, M.C., Polini, A., Rohde, M., Savin, A.A., Schneekloth, U., Selonke, F., Stonjek, S., Wolf, G., Wollmer, U., Youngman, C., Zeuner, W., Coldewey, C., Viani, A.L.D., Meyer, A., Schlenstedt, S., Straub, P.B., Barbagli, G., Gallo, E., Parenti, A., Pelfer, P.G., Bamberger, A., Benen, A., Coppola, N., Eisenhardt, S., Markun, P., Raach, H., Wolfle, S., Bell, M., Bussey, P.J., Doyle, A.T., Glasman, C., Lee, S.W., Lupi, A., Macdonald, N., McCance, G.J., Saxon, D.H., Sinclair, L.E., Skillicorn, I.O., Waugh, R., Bodmann, B., Gendner, N., Holm, U., Salehi, H., Wick, K., Yildirim, A., Ziegler, A., Carli, T., Garfagnini, A., Geiser, A., Gialas, I., Kcira, D., Lohrmann, E., Goncalo, R., Long, K.R., Miller, D.B., Tapper, A.D., Walker, R., Cloth, P., Filges, D., Ishii, T., Kuze, M., Nagano, K., Tokushuku, K., Yamada, S., Yamazaki, Y., Barakbaev, A.N., Boos, E.G., Pokrovskiy, N.S., Zhautykov, B.O., Ahn, S.H., Lee, S.B., Park, S.K., Lim, H., Son, D., Barreiro, F., Garcia, G., Gonzalez, O., Labarga, L., del Peso, J., Redondo, I., Terron, J., Vazquez, M., Barbi, M., Corriveau, F., Padhi, S., Stairs, D.G., Wing, M., Tsurugai, T., Antonov, A., Bashkirov, V., Danilov, P., Dolgoshein, B.A., Gladkov, D., Sosnovtsev, V., Suchkov, S., Dementiev, R.K., Ermolov, P.F., Golubkov, Y.A., Katkov, I.I., Khein, L.A., Korotkova, N.A., Korzhavina, I.A., Kuzmin, V.A., Lukina, O.Y., Proskuryakov, A.S., Shcheglova, L.M., Solomin, A.N., Vlasov, N.N., Zotkin, S.A., Bokel, C., Botje, M., Engelen, J., Grijpink, S., Koffeman, E., Kooijman, P., Schagen, S., van Sighem, A., Tassi, E., Tiecke, H., Tuning, N., Velthuis, J.J., and Vossebeld, J.
Subjects:Q Science > QC Physics
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Physics and Astronomy
Journal Name:Physics Letters B
Publisher:Elsevier BV
ISSN:0370-2693
ISSN (Online):1873-2445

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