Determination of the strong coupling constant α<sub>s</sub> from transverse energy-energy correlations in multijet events at √<i>s</i>=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector



Aaboud, M, Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdallah, J, Abdinov, O, Abeloos, B, Abidi, SH, AbouZeid, OS, Abraham, NL, Abramowicz, H
et al (show 2864 more authors) (2017) Determination of the strong coupling constant α<sub>s</sub> from transverse energy-energy correlations in multijet events at √<i>s</i>=8 TeV using the ATLAS detector. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, 77 (12). 872-.

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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 ) predicted in QCD up to scales over 1 TeV . A global fit to the transverse energy-energy correlation distributions yields α s ( m Z ) = 0.1162 ± 0.0011 (exp.) - 0.0070 + 0.0084 (theo.) , while a global fit to the asymmetry distributions yields a value of α s ( m Z ) = 0.1196 ± 0.0013 (exp.) - 0.0045 + 0.0075 (theo.) .

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: 32 pages plus author list (49 pages total), 11 figures, 13 tables, published in Eur. Phys. J. C, All figures including auxiliary figures are available at https://atlas.web.cern.ch/Atlas/GROUPS/PHYSICS/PAPERS/STDM-2016-10/
Uncontrolled Keywords: ATLAS Collaboration
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2018 07:48
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2024 13:13
DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-017-5442-0
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3016217