Measurement of dijet azimuthal decorrelations in <i>pp</i> collisions at √<i>s</i>=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector and determination of the strong coupling



Aaboud, M, Aad, G, Abbott, B, Abdinov, O, Abeloos, B, Abidi, SH, AbouZeid, OS, Abraham, NL, Abramowicz, H, Abreu, H
et al (show 2872 more authors) (2018) Measurement of dijet azimuthal decorrelations in <i>pp</i> collisions at √<i>s</i>=8 TeV with the ATLAS detector and determination of the strong coupling. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 98 (9). 092004-.

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Abstract

A measurement of the rapidity and transverse momentum dependence of dijet azimuthal decorrelations is presented, using the quantity RΔφ. The quantity RΔφ specifies the fraction of the inclusive dijet events in which the azimuthal opening angle of the two jets with the highest transverse momenta is less than a given value of the parameter Δφmax. The quantity RΔφ is measured in proton-proton collisions at s=8 TeV as a function of the dijet rapidity interval, the event total scalar transverse momentum, and Δφmax. The measurement uses an event sample corresponding to an integrated luminosity of 20.2 fb-1 collected with the ATLAS detector at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. Predictions of a perturbative QCD calculation at next-to-leading order in the strong coupling with corrections for nonperturbative effects are compared to the data. The theoretical predictions describe the data in the whole kinematic region. The data are used to determine the strong coupling αS and to study its running for momentum transfers from 260 GeV to above 1.6 TeV. Analysis that combines data at all momentum transfers results in αS(mZ)=0.1127-0.0027+0.0063.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 5106 Nuclear and Plasma Physics, 5107 Particle and High Energy Physics, 4902 Mathematical Physics, 49 Mathematical Sciences, 51 Physical Sciences
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2018 09:00
Last Modified: 21 Jun 2024 18:04
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.092004
Open Access URL: https://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/Phys...
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3029407