Angular Distributions for High Mass Jet Pairs and a Limit on the Energy Scale of Compositeness for Quarks from the CERN p anti-p Collider
Journal Article

Published: Thursday, September 11, 1986
Citation: Physics Letters, Volume B177, Pages 244-250
Link: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6TVN-470VNNB-1BC&_user=10...

Authors (1 total): J. Rohlf

Abstract:

Angular distributions of high-mass jet pairs (180<m2J<350 GeV) have been measured in the UA1 experiment at the CERN pp̄ Collider  . We show that angular distributions are independent of the subprocess centre-of-mass (CM) energy over this range, and use the data to put constraints on the definition of the Q2 scale. The distribution for the very high mass jet pairs (240<m 2J<300 GeV) has also been used to obtain a lower limit on the energy scale Λc of compositeness of quarks. We find Λc>415 GeV at 95% confidence level.