## Momentum distribution of charged particles in jets in dijet events in pp-bar collisions at sqrt[s]=1.8 TeV and comparisons to perturbative QCD predictions

Inclusive momentum distributions of charged particles in restricted cones around jet axes were measured in dijet events with invariant dijet masses in the range 80 to 600 GeV/c2. Events were produced at the Fermilab Tevatron in pp-bar collisions with a center of mass energy of 1.8 TeV and recorded by the Collider Detector at Fermilab. The results were compared to perturbative QCD calculations carried out in the framework of the modified leading log approximation (MLLA) and assuming local parton-hadron duality. It was shown that the data follow theoretical predictions quite well over the whole range of the jet energies included in this analysis. We extracted the MLLA cutoff scale Qeff and found a value of 230±40 MeV. The theoretical prediction of Ejetsin theta c scaling, where theta c is the cone opening angle, was experimentally observed for the first time. From the MLLA fits to the data, two more parameters were extracted: the ratio of parton multiplicities in gluon and quark jets, r=Ng-jetpartons/Nq-jetpartons=1.9±0.5, and the ratio of the number of charged hadrons to the number of predicted partons in a jet, KchargedLPHD=Nchargedhadrons/Npartons=0.56±0.10.

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*Physical Review*,

*D68*, 012003.

*Physical Review*D68 (July 2003): 012003.

*Physical Review*, vol. D68, July 2003, p. 012003.

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## Related Subject Headings

- Nuclear & Particles Physics
- 5107 Particle and high energy physics
- 5101 Astronomical sciences
- 4902 Mathematical physics
- 0206 Quantum Physics
- 0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle and Plasma Physics
- 0201 Astronomical and Space Sciences