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C-parameter and jet broadening at PETRA energies

Authors
Journal
Physics Letters B
0370-2693
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
459
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0370-2693(99)00733-9

Abstract

Abstract e +e − annihilation data recorded by the JADE detector at PETRA were used to measure the C-parameter for the first time at s =35 and 44 GeV. The distributions were compared to a resummed QCD calculation. In addition, we applied extended resummed calculations to the total and wide jet broadening variables, B T and B W. We combined the results on α s with those of our previous study of differential 2-jet rate, thrust, and heavy jet mass, obtaining α s(35 GeV )=0.1448 +0.0117 −0.0070 and α s(44 GeV )=0.1392 +0.0105 −0.0074 . Moreover power corrections to the mean values of the observables mentioned above were investigated considering the Milan factor and the improved prediction for the jet broadening observables. Our study, which considered e +e − data of five event shape observables between s =14 and 183 GeV, yielded α s ( M Z 0 )=0.1177 +0.0035 −0.0034.

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