Determination of the strong coupling constant αs from transverse energy–energy correlations in multijet events at √s=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector

Allbrooke, B M M, Asquith, L, Cerri, A, Chavez Barajas, C A, De Santo, A, Salvatore, F, Santoyo Castillo, I, Suruliz, K, Sutton, M R, Vivarelli, I and The ATLAS Collaboration, (2017) Determination of the strong coupling constant αs from transverse energy–energy correlations in multijet events at √s=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector. European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields, 77 (872). ISSN 1434-6044

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Abstract

Measurements of transverse energy–energy correlations and their associated asymmetries in multi-jet events using the ATLAS detector at the LHC are presented. The data used correspond to √s=8 TeV proton–proton collisions with an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb−1. The results are presented in bins of the scalar sum of the transverse momenta of the two leading jets, unfolded to the particle level and compared to the predictions from Monte Carlo simulations. A comparison with next-to-leading-order perturbative QCD is also performed, showing excellent agreement within the uncertainties. From this comparison, the value of the strong coupling constant is extracted for different energy regimes, thus testing the running of α s (μ) αs(μ) predicted in QCD up to scales over 1 TeV. A global fit to the transverse energy–energy correlation distributions yields αs(mZ)=0.1162±0.0011(exp.) −0.0070+0.0084(theo.), while a global fit to the asymmetry distributions yields a value of α s (mZ)=0.1196±0.0013(exp.) +0.0075 −0.0045 (theo.)

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2018 15:36
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2018 15:36
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73556

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