Measurement of αs using NLLA + O(α2S) in e+e- annihilation at √s = 58.0 GeV

D. Y. Kim, J. S. Kang, S. S. Myung, K. Abe, Y. Fujii, Y. Kurihara, M. H. Lee, A. Maki, T. Nozaki, T. Omori, H. Sagawa, Y. Sakai, T. Sasaki, Y. Sugimoto, Y. Takaiwa, S. Terada, P. Kirk, T. J. Wang, A. Abashian, K. GotowL. Piilonen, S. K. Choi, C. Rosenfeld, L. Y. Zheng, R. E. Breedon, Winston Ko, R. L. Lander, J. Rowe, S. L. Olsen, S. K. Sahu, S. Kanda, H. Miyata, K. Miyano, N. Nakajima, M. Satou, M. Shirai, N. Takashimizu, Y. Yamashita, S. Schnetzer, S. Kobayashi, A. Murakami, K. Ueno, S. K. Kim, H. J. Kim, H. S. Ahn, S. Y. Choi, S. Matsumoto, T. Kojima, T. Aso, S. Behari

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A measurement of the strong coupling constant αs is presented using hadronic events produced in e+ e- annihilations at √s = 58.0 GeV from the AMY detector at TRISTAN. The measurement is based on comparisons of the distributions of thrust, heavy jet mass, total jet broadening, wide jet broadening, and energy-energy correlations with QCD calculations resummed up to next-to-leading-logarithms matched with the O(α2S) perturbative calculation. Combining the results of the individual evaluations, we find αS (58 GeV) = 0.132 ± 0.006.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 19 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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