8-13 August 2011
Rhode Island Convention Center
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Measurement of three-jet differential cross sections $\boldsymbol{d\sigma_{\text{3jet}} / dM_{\text{3jet}}}$ in $\boldsymbol{p\bar{p}}$ collisions at $\boldsymbol{\sqrt{s}=1.96}$ TeV

Aug 10, 2011, 2:00 PM
551 A (Rhode Island Convention Center)

551 A

Rhode Island Convention Center

Parallel contribution Perturbative and non-Perturbative QCD Perturbative and non-Perturbative QCD


Lee Sawyer (College of Engineering and Science-Louisiana Technical Universi)


We present the first measurement of the inclusive three-jet differential cross section as a function of the invariant mass of the three jets with the largest transverse momenta in an event in $p\bar{p}$ collisions at $\sqrt{s}=1.96\, \mathrm{TeV}$. The measurement is made in different rapidity regions and for different jet transverse momentum requirements and is based on a data set corresponding to an integrated luminosity of $0.7\, \mathrm{fb}^{-1}$ collected with the D0 detector at the Fermilab Tevatron Collider. The results are used to test the three-jet matrix elements in perturbative QCD calculations at next-to-leading order in the strong coupling constant. The data allow discrimination between parametrizations of the parton distribution functions of the proton.

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Lee Sawyer (College of Engineering and Science-Louisiana Technical Universi)

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