A measurement of global event shape distributions in the hadronic decays of the Z0

M. Z. Akrawy, G. Alexander, J. Allison, P. P. Allport, K. J. Anderson, J. C. Armitage, G. T.J. Arnison, P. Ashton, G. Azuelos, J. T.M. Baines, A. H. Ball, J. Banks, G. J. Barker, R. J. Barlow, J. R. Batley, J. Becker, T. Behnke, K. W. Bell, G. Bella, S. BethkeO. Biebel, U. Binder, L. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, H. Breuker, R. M. Brown, R. Brun, A. Buijs, H. J. Burckhart, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, J. T.M. Chrin, I. Cohen, W. J. Collins, J. E. Conboy, M. Couch, M. Coupland, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, P. Debu, M. M. Deninno, A. Dieckmann, M. Dittmar, M. S. Dixit, E. Duchovni, I. P. Duerdoth, D. Dumas, H. El Mamouni, P. A. Elcombe, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, P. Farthouat, H. M. Fischer, D. G. Fong, M. T. French, C. Fukunaga, A. Gaidot, O. Ganel, J. W. Gary, J. Gascon, N. I. Geddes, C. N.P. Gee, C. Geich-Gimbel, S. W. Gensler, F. X. Gentit, G. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, J. D. Gillies, J. Goldberg, M. J. Goodrick, W. Gorn, D. Granite, E. Gross, P. Grosse-Wiesmann, J. Grunhaus, H. Hagedorn, J. Hagemann, M. Hansroul, C. K. Hargrove, J. Hart, P. M. Hattersley, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, E. Heflin, R. J. Hemingway, R. D. Heuer, J. C. Hill, S. J. Hillier, C. Ho, J. D. Hobbs, P. R. Hobson, D. Hochman, B. Holl, R. J. Homer, S. R. Hou, C. P. Howarth, R. E. Hughes-Jones, P. Igo-Kemenes, H. Ihssen, D. C. Imrie, A. Jawahery, P. W. Jeffreys, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, M. Jobes, R. W.L. Jones, P. Jovanovic, D. Karlen, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, C. Kleinwort, D. E. Klem, G. Knop, T. Kobayashi, T. P. Kokott, L. Köpke, R. Kowalewski, H. Kreutzmann, J. von Krogh, J. Kroll, M. Kuwano, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, F. Lamarche, W. J. Larson, M. M.B. Lasota, J. G. Layter, P. Le Du, P. Leblanc, A. M. Lee, D. Lellouch, P. Lennert, L. Lessard, L. Levinson, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, J. M. Lorah, B. Lorazo, M. J. Losty, J. Ludwig, N. Lupu, J. Ma, A. A. Macbeth, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, G. Maringer, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, T. Mashimo, P. Mättig, U. Maur, T. J. McMahon, A. C. McPherson, F. Meijers, D. Menszner, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, R. P. Middleton, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, C. Milstene, M. Minowa, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, M. W. Moss, P. G. Murphy, W. J. Murray, B. Nellen, H. H. Nguyen, M. Nozaki, A. J.P. O'Dowd, S. W. O'Neale, B. P. O'Neill, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, M. Ogg, H. Oh, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, J. P. Pansart, G. N. Patrick, S. J. Pawley, P. Pfister, J. E. Pilcher, J. L. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, B. Poli, A. Pouladdej, P. W. Pritchard, G. Quast, J. Raab, M. W. Redmond, D. L. Rees, M. Regimbald, K. Riles, C. M. Roach, S. A. Robins, A. Rollnik, J. M. Roney, S. Rossberg, A. M. Rossi, P. Routenburg, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, S. Sanghera, R. A. Sansum, M. Sasaki, B. J. Saunders, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, W. Schappert, P. Scharff-Hansen, H. von der Schmitt, S. Schreiber, J. Schwarz, A. Shapira, B. C. Shen, P. Sherwood, A. Simon, G. P. Siroli, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, T. J. Smith, G. A. Snow, E. J. Spreadbury, R. W. Springer, M. Sproston, K. Stephens, H. E. Stier, R. Ströhmer, D. Strom, H. Takeda, T. Takeshita, T. Tsukamoto, M. F. Turner, G. Tysarczyk-Niemeyer, D. Van den plas, G. J. VanDalen, G. Vasseur, C. J. Virtue, A. Wagner, C. Wahl, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, J. Waterhouse, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, M. Weber, S. Weisz, N. Wermes, M. Weymann, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, I. Wingerter, V. H. Winterer, N. C. Wood, S. Wotton, B. Wuensch, T. R. Wyatt, R. Yaari, Y. Yang, G. Yekutieli, T. Yoshida, W. Zeuner, G. T. Zorn

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Abstract

We present measurements of global event shape distributions in the hadronic decays of the Z0. The data sample, corresponding to an integrated luminosity of about 1.3 pb-1, was collected with the OPAL detector at LEP. Most of the experimental distributions we present are unfolded for the finite acceptance and resolution of the OPAL detector. Through comparison with our unfolded data, we tune the parameter values of several Monte Carlo computer programs which simulate perturbative QCD and the hadronization of partons. Jetset version 7.2, Herwig version 3.4 and Ariadne version 3.1 all provide good descriptions of the experimental distributions. They in addition describe lower energy data with the parameter values adjusted at the Z0 energy. A complete second order matrix element Monte Carlo program with a modified perturbation scale is also compared to our 91 GeV data and its parameter values are adjusted. We obtained an unfolded value for the mean charged multiplicity of 21.28±0.04±0.84, where the first error is statistical and the second is systematic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-521
Number of pages17
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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Akrawy, M. Z., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Allport, P. P., Anderson, K. J., Armitage, J. C., ... Zorn, G. T. (1990). A measurement of global event shape distributions in the hadronic decays of the Z0. Zeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields, 47(4), 505-521. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01552315