Investigation of heavy quark production by gluon splitting from analysis of muons in QCD jets at the d-zero detector at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

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1995
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Balderston, John M.
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The production of band c quarks in QCD jets from pp collisions at √s=1.8 TeV is investigated using decays to muons and hadronic debris. The results are based on data collected at the DØ experiment during the 1992-1993 FermiLab collider run. Two jet events are investigated and the rate for bb̄ and cc̄ from gluon splitting is compared with analytic estimates based on perturbative QCD to O(α3³). Reasonable agreement is observed. The characteristics of gluon splitting to bb̄ and cc̄ followed by quark decay to a muon are interpreted statistically based on the HERWIG Monte Carlo.
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Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1995.
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 82-85).
Microfiche.
xi, 85 leaves, bound ill. 29 cm
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Quark-gluon interactions, Quantum chromodynamics, Muons
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Theses for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Physics; no. 3242
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