Publication
Title
Study of b-quark mass effects in multijet topologies with the DELPHI detector at LEP
Author
Abstract
The effect of the heavy b-quark mass on the two, three and four-jet rates is studied using LEP data collected by the DELPHI experiment at the Z peak in 1994 and 1995. The rates of b-quark jets and light quark jets (ℓ=uds) in events with n=2, 3, and 4 jets, together with the ratio of two and four-jet rates of b-quarks with respect to light-quarks, Rn bℓ, have been measured with a double-tag technique using the CAMBRIDGE jet-clustering algorithm. A comparison between experimental results and theory (matrix element or Monte Carlo event generators such as PYTHIA, HERWIG and ARIADNE) is done after the hadronisation phase. Using the four-jet observable R4 bℓ, a measurement of the b-quark mass using massive leading-order calculations gives:$m_b(M_Z) = 3.76 \pm0.32 ({\text{stat}}) \pm0.17 ({\text{syst}}) \pm0.22 ({\text{had}}) \pm0.90 ({\text{theo}})\,\text{GeV}/c
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2008
ISSN
1434-6044
Volume/pages
55:4(2008), p. 525-538
ISI
000256930200001
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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External links
Web of Science
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Last edited 11.09.2017