Properties of hadronic Z decays and test of QCD generators

D. Buskulic, D. Decamp, C. Goy, J. P. Lees, M. N. Minard, B. Mours, R. Alemany, F. Ariztizabal, P. Comas, J. M. Crespo, M. Delfino, E. Fernandez, V. Gaitan, Ll Garrido, L. M. Mir, A. Pacheco, A. Pascual, D. Creanza, M. de Plama, A. FarillaG. Iaselli, G. Maggi, M. Maggi, S. Natali, S. Nuzzo, M. Quattromini, A. Ranieri, G. Raso, F. Romano, F. Ruggieri, G. Selvaggi, L. Silvestris, P. Tempesta, G. Zito, Y. Gao, H. Hu, D. Huang, X. Huang, J. Lin, J. Lou, C. Qiao, T. Wang, Y. Xie, D. Xu, R. Xu, J. Zhang, W. Zhao, W. B. Atwood, L. A.T. Bauerdick, E. Blucher, G. Bonvicini, F. Bossi, J. Boudreau, T. H. Burnett, H. Drevermann, R. W. Forty, R. Hagelberg, J. Harvey, S. Haywood, J. Hilgart, R. Jacobsen, B. Jost, J. Knobloch, E. Lançon, I. Lehraus, T. Lohse, A. Lusiani, M. Martinez, P. Mato, T. Mattison, H. Meinhard, S. Menary, T. Meyer, A. Minten, A. Miotto, R. Miquel, H. G. Moser, J. Nash, P. Palazzi, J. A. Perlas, G. Ranjard, G. Redlinger, L. Rolandi, A. Roth, J. Rothberg, T. Ruan, M. Saich, D. Schlatter, M. Schmelling, F. Sefkow, W. Tejessy, H. Wachsmuth, W. Wiedenmann, T. Wildish, W. Witzeling, J. Wotschak, Z. Ajaltouni, F. Badaud, M. Bardadin-Otwinowska, A. M. Bencheikh

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Abstract

Distributions are presented of event shape variables, jet roduction rates and charged particle momenta obtained from 53 000 hadronic Z decays. They are compared to the predictions of the QCD+hadronization models JETSET, ARIADNE and HERWIG, and are used to optimize several model parameters. The JETSET and ARIADNE coherent parton shower (PS) models with running αs and string fragmentation yield the best description of the data. The HERWIG parton shower model with cluster fragmentation fits the data less well. The data are in better agreement with JETSET PS than with JETSET O(αS2) matrix elements (ME) even when the renormalization scale is optimized. © 1992 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-234
JournalZeitschrift für Physik C Particles and Fields
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1992

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