Publication
Title
A study of the b-quark fragmentation function with the DELPHI detector at LEP I and an averaged distribution obtained at the Z Pole
Author
Institution/Organisation
DELPHI Collaboration
Abstract
The nature of b-quark jet hadronisation has been investigated using data taken at the Z peak by the DELPHI detector at LEP. Two complementary methods are used to reconstruct the energy of weakly decaying b-hadrons, EBweak. The average value of xBweak=EBweakEbeam is measured to be 0.699±0.011. The resulting xBweak distribution is then analysed in the framework of two choices for the perturbative contribution (parton shower and Next to Leading Log QCD calculation) in order to extract measurements of the non-perturbative contribution to be used in studies of b-hadron production in other experimental environments than LEP. In the parton shower framework, data favour the Lund model ansatz and corresponding values of its parameters have been determined within PYTHIA 6.156 from DELPHI data: a=184+023−021andb=0642+0073−0063 GeV−2 with a correlation factor ρ=92.2%. Combining the data on the b-quark fragmentation distributions with those obtained at the Z peak by ALEPH, OPAL and SLD, the average value of xBweak is found to be 0.7092±0.0025 and the non-perturbative fragmentation component is extracted. Using the combined distribution, a better determination of the Lund parameters is also obtained: a=148+011−010andb=0509+0024−0023 GeV−2 with a correlation factor ρ=92.6%.
Language
English
Source (journal)
European physical journal : C : particles and fields. - Berlin
Publication
Berlin : 2011
ISSN
1434-6044
Volume/pages
71:2(2011), p. 1557,1-1557,29
Article Reference
1557
ISI
000291694100016
Medium
E-only publicatie
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UAntwerpen
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Creation 28.07.2011
Last edited 08.08.2017
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