Evidence for the existence of jets in photon-parton interaction events at center of mass energies from 18 to 28 GEV

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dc.contributor.advisor Thomas, Gerald P. en_US
dc.contributor.author Alton, Andrew K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:37:02Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:37:02Z
dc.date.created 1995 en_US
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier LD2489.Z78 1995 .A45 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/185235
dc.description.abstract Experiment E683 at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL) in Batavia, Illinois, uses a modular, high-energy sampling calorimeter as the basis of the detector system. This detector provides information on the energy and position of particles that exit a collision of a photon or pion with a target proton. While exiting particles are thought to form what are described as "jets", and several E683 projects involve working with these jets, it has not yet been demonstrated that jets indeed have been detected.The solution proposed here involves demonstrating that E683 data has a statistically significant "jettiness" even in a data sample which has not been biased. Towards this, a data sample was selected based on criteria unrelated to the presumption of jets. Planarity and the Et Flow were chosen as measures of how oblong(jetlike) an event is. The sample was then examined for planarity and Et flow in a number of kinematic ranges and the results demonstrate that over a certain kinematic range, events in our sample are increasingly planar, as we hypothesized.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Physics and Astronomy
dc.format.extent vii, 214 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Particle tracks (Nuclear physics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Particles (Nuclear physics) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Particle accelerators. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Collisions (Nuclear physics) en_US
dc.title Evidence for the existence of jets in photon-parton interaction events at center of mass energies from 18 to 28 GEV en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.)
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1014850 en_US


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