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Title: A measurement of the colour factors of quantum chromodynamics from four-jet events at LEP
Author: Dorris, Simon James
ISNI:       0000 0001 3429 5263
Awarding Body: University of Glasgow
Current Institution: University of Glasgow
Date of Award: 1997
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From a sample of 3.7 million events collected with the ALEPH detector between 1992 and 1995, those containing four jets are selected. These are used to measure angular variables sensitive to the underlying spin structure of the event which are then combined with O(alpha2s) QCD predictions to extract values of the Colour Factor ratios CA/CF and TR/CF. Events containing two identified b jets are separated from the rest of the data and the extra information used to increase the accuracy of the measurement. A matrix element calculation which takes the b quark mass into account is used in the fit to these tagged events. The final Colour Factor values are obtained by combining the results from the two samples: CA/CF= 2.294 +/-0.151 TR/CF =1.491 +/-0.490 which are in agreement with the QCD predictions of CA/CF= 2.25 and TR/CF= 1.875.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: ALEPH detector; Quark tagging; Jet clustering