- Test of Colour Reconnection Models using Three-Jet Events in Hadronic Z Decays doi link

Author(s): Schael S., Barate R., Brunelière R., De Bonis I., Decamp D., Goy C., Jézéquel S., Lees J.P., Martin F., Merle E., Minard M.N., Pietrzyk B., Trocmé B., Badaud F., Dessagne S., Falvard Alain, Fayolle D., Gay P., Jousset J., Michel B., Monteil S., Pallin D., Pascolo J.M., Perret P., Blondel A., Brient J.-C., Machefert F., Rougé A., Videau H., Jacholkowska Agnieszka

(Article) Published: European Physical Journal C, vol. 48 p.685-698 (2006)
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Hadronic Z decays into three jets are used to test QCD models of colour reconnection (CR). A sensitive quantity is the rate of gluon jets with a gap in the particle rapidity distribution and zero jet charge. Gluon jets are identified by either energy-ordering or by tagging two b-jets. The rates predicted by two string-based tunable CR models, one implemented in JETSET (the GAL model), the other in ARIADNE, are too high and disfavoured by the data, whereas the rates from the corresponding non-CR standard versions of these generators are too low. The data can be described by the GAL model assuming a small value for the R_0 parameter in the range 0.01-0.02.

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