Determination of αs in first and second order QCD from e+e- annihilation into hadrons

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, F. J. Kirschfink, K. Lübelsmeyer, H. U. Martyn, P. Rosskamp, H. G. Sander, D. Schmitz, H. Siebke, W. Wallraff, J. Eisenmann, H. M. Fischer, H. Hartmann, A. Jocksch, G. Knop, L. Köpke, H. Kolanoski, H. Kück, V. Mertens, R. WedemeyerA. Eskreys, K. Gather, H. Hultschig, P. Joos, U. Kötz, H. Kowalski, A. Ladage, B. Löhr, D. Lüke, P. Mättig, D. Notz, R. J. Nowak, J. Pyrlik, M. Rushton, W. Schütte, D. Trines, T. Tymieniecka, G. Wolf, G. Yekutieli, Ch Xiao, R. Fohrmann, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, P. Leu, E. Lohrmann, D. Pandoulas, G. Poelz, K. U. Pösnecker, B. H. Wiik, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, P. J. Dornan, B. Foster, D. A. Garbutt, C. Jenkins, T. D. Jones, W. G. Jones, J. McCardle, K. J. Sedgbeer, J. Thomas, W. A.T. Wan Abdullah, K. W. Bell, M. G. Bowler, P. Bull, R. J. Cashmore, P. E.L. Clarke, R. Devenish, P. Grossmann, C. M. Hawkes, S. L. Lloyd, C. Youngman, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, J. Harvey, D. K. Hasell, D. H. Saxon, F. Barreiro, S. Brandt, M. Dittmar, M. Holder, G. Kreutz, B. Neumann, E. Duchovni, Y. Eisenberg, U. Karshon, G. Mikenberg, R. Mir, D. Revel, E. Ronat, A. Shapira, M. Winik, G. Baranko, T. Barklow, A. Caldwell, M. Cherney, J. M. Izen, M. Mermikides, G. Rudolph, D. Strom, M. Takashima, H. Venkataramania, E. Wicklund, Sau Lan Wu, G. Zobernig

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Multihadron events produced by e+e- annihilation at a c.m. energy of 34.6 GeV have been used to determine αs. The predictions of 1 st and 2nd order QCD models with independent jet and string fragmentation have been compared to a large variety of kinematic variables such as event shapes, transverse momentum spectra, jet masses, 3-cluster thrust and the asymmetry of energy-energy correlations. The value of αs has been found to depend on the variables used, on the fragmentation model and on the treatment of soft gluons in the 2nd order QCD calculation. Within the models considered αs has been found in complete 2nd order QCD to lie between 0.12 and 0.23.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)157-174
Number of pages18
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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