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First measurements of hadronic decays of the Z boson

  • Author(s): Abrams, GS
  • Adolphsen, CE
  • Aleksan, R
  • Alexander, JP
  • Averill, D
  • Ballam, J
  • Barish, BC
  • Barklow, T
  • Barnett, BA
  • Bartelt, J
  • Bethke, S
  • Blockus, D
  • et al.
Abstract

We have observed hadronic final states produced in the decays of Z bosons. In order to study the parton structure of these events, we compare the distributions in sphericity, thurst, aplanarity, and number of jets to the predictions of several QCD-based models and to data from lower energies. The data and models agree within the present statistical precision. © 1989 The American Physical Society.

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