Jul 20 – 27, 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Measurement of three-jet differential cross sections $\boldsymbol{d\sigma_{\text{3jet}} / dM_{\text{3jet}}}$ in $\boldsymbol{p\bar{p}}$ collisions at $\boldsymbol{\sqrt{s}=1.96}$ TeV

Jul 21, 2011, 11:00 AM
Bayard (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)


Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Parallel session talk QCD QCD


Dr Peter Svoisky (University of Oklahoma)


We present the first measurement of the inclusive three-jet differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass of the three jets with the largest transverse momenta in an event in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96\, \mathrm{TeV}$. The measurement is made in different rapidity regions and for different jet transverse momentum requirements and is based on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $0.7\, \mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The results are used to test the three-jet matrix elements in perturbative QCD calculations at next-to-leading order in the strong coupling constant. The data allow discrimination between parametrizations of the parton distribution functions of the proton.

Primary author

Dr Marco Verzocchi (Fermilab - PPD Division)

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