Analytic and Monte Carlo studies of jets with heavy mesons and quarkonia

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Abstract: We study jets with identified hadrons in which a family of jet-shape variables called angularities are measured, extending the concept of fragmenting jet functions (FJFs) to these observables. FJFs determine the fraction of energy, z, carried by an identified hadron in a jet with angularity, τa. The FJFs are convolutions of fragmentation functions (FFs), evolved to the jet energy scale, with perturbatively calculable matching coefficients. Renormalization group equations are used to provide resummed calculations with next-to-leading logarithm prime (NLL’) accuracy. We apply this formalism to two-jet events in e+e− collisions with B mesons in the jets, and three-jet events in which a J/ψ is produced in the gluon jet. In the case of B mesons, we use a phenomenological FF extracted from e+e− collisions at the Z0 pole evaluated at the scale μ = mb. For events with J/ψ, the FF can be evaluated in terms of Non-Relativistic QCD (NRQCD) matrix elements at the scale μ = 2mc. The z and τa distributions from our NLL’ calculations are compared with predictions from monte carlo event generators. While we find consistency between the predictions for B mesons and the J/ψ distributions in τa, we find the z distributions for J/ψ differ significantly. We describe an attempt to merge PYTHIA showers with NRQCD FFs that gives good agreement with NLL’ calculations of the z distributions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bain, R; Dai, L; Hornig, A; Leibovich, AK; Makris, Y; Mehen, T

Published Date

  • June 1, 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2016 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1 - 28

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1029-8479

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1126-6708

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/JHEP06(2016)121

Citation Source

  • Scopus