Measurement of $R_{\text{uds}}$ and $R$ between 3.12 and 3.72 GeV at the KEDR detector

Anashin, V.V. ; Aulchenko, V.M. ; Baldin, E.M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B753 (2016) 533-541, 2016.
Inspire Record 1397002 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.76727

Using the KEDR detector at the VEPP-4M e+e− collider, we have measured the values of Ruds and R at seven points of the center-of-mass energy between 3.12 and 3.72 GeV. The total achieved accuracy is about or better than 3.3% at most of energy points with a systematic uncertainty of about 2.1% . At the moment it is the most accurate measurement of R(s) in this energy range.

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Measured values of $R_{\rm{uds}}(s)$ and $R(s)$ with statistical and systematic uncertainties.


Multi - Hadronic Events at E(c.m.) = 29-GeV and Predictions of QCD Models from E(c.m.) = 29-GeV to E(c.m.) = 93-GeV

Petersen, A. ; Abrams, G.S. ; Adolphsen, Chris ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D37 (1988) 1, 1988.
Inspire Record 246184 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.4114

Multihadronic e+e− annihilation events at a center-of-mass energy of 29 GeV have been studied with both the original (PEP 5) Mark II and the upgraded Mark II detectors. Detector-corrected distributions from global shape analyses such as aplanarity, Q2-Q1, sphericity, thrust, minor value, oblateness, and jet masses, and inclusive charged-particle distributions including x, rapidity, p⊥, and particle flow are presented. These distributions are compared with predictions from various multihadron event models which use leading-logarithmic shower evolution or QCD matrix elements at the parton level and string or cluster fragmentation for hadronization. The new generation of parton-shower models gives, on the average, a better description of the data than the previous parton-shower models. The energy behavior of these models is compared to existing e+e− data. The predictions of the models at a center-of-mass energy of 93 GeV, roughly the expected mass of the Z0, are also presented.

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Aplanarity distribution.

QX Distribution(QX=SQRT(3)*(Q3-Q2)).

The (Q2-Q1) distribution.

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Hadron Production at SPEAR

Schwitters, R. ;
Conference Paper, 1975.
Inspire Record 100733 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.70356
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RADIATIVE TAILS OF PSI RESONANCES HAVE BEEN REMOVED. SIG(HAD) IS NOT TABULATED FOR 4.0 TO 4.4 GEV AS THE DATA POINTS ARE TOO CLOSE TO DISTINGUISH FROM THE GRAPH.

No description provided.

No description provided.


Cross-Sections and Event Topologies in e+ e- Annihilation at 13-GeV and 17-GeV Observed with the PLUTO Detector

The PLUTO collaboration Berger, Christoph ; Genzel, H. ; Grigull, R. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B81 (1979) 410-415, 1979.
Inspire Record 140294 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.45239
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TAU HEAVY LEPTON PAIR CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE BEEN SUBTRACTED. R AT 13 AND 17 GEV, TOGETHER WITH SOME SELECTED LOWER ENERGY MEASUREMENTS FROM PLUTO AT DORIS.

Data from earlier preprint DESY-79-06. NUMERICAL VALUES MEASURED OFF GRAPH IN PREPRINT.


Total Hadronic Cross-Section in e+ e- Annihilation in the Energy Region from 3-GeV to 5-GeV

Backer, A. ;
PhD Thesis, 1977.
Inspire Record 126516 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.43835
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TABULATED VALUES SUPPLIED BY R. DEVENISH. NOTE THAT THE TAU (HEAVY LEPTON) CONTRIBUTION HAS NOT BEEN SUBTRACTED. SYSTEMATIC ERRORS NOT INCLUDED.


D MESON PRODUCTION IN e+ e- ANNIHILATION

Rapidis, Petros A. ;
PhD Thesis, 1979.
Inspire Record 141598 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.18894
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THESE TABULATED VALUES OF THE TOTAL CROSS SECTION RATIO R ARE INCLUDED IN THE RECORD OF P. A. RAPIDIS ET AL., PRL 39, 526 (1977) AND PRL 39, 974 (1977) (ERRATUM).

THE D MESON INCLUSIVE PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS AND DECAY BRANCHING FRACTIONS AT THE PSI(3772)0 RESONANCE ARE PUBLISHED IN I. PERUZZI ET AL., PRL 39, 1301 (1977).

THESE D AND K MESON INCLUSIVE PRODUCTION CROSS SECTIONS ARE PUBLISHED IN M. PICCOLO ET AL., PL 86B, 220 (1979).

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Antideuteron production in $\Upsilon(nS)$ decays and in $e^+e^- \to q\bar{q}$ at $\sqrt{s} \approx 10.58$ GeV

The BaBar collaboration Lees, J.P. ; Poireau, V. ; Tisserand, V. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D89 (2014) 111102, 2014.
Inspire Record 1286317 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.64605

We present measurements of the inclusive production of antideuterons in $e^+e^-$ annihilation into hadrons at $\approx 10.58 \mathrm{\,Ge\kern -0.1em V}$ center-of-mass energy and in $\Upsilon(1S,2S,3S)$ decays. The results are obtained using data collected by the BABAR detector at the PEP-II electron-positron collider. Assuming a fireball spectral shape for the emitted antideuteron momentum, we find $\mathcal{B}(\Upsilon(1S) \to \bar{d}X) = (2.81 \pm 0.49 \mathrm{(stat)} {}^{+0.20}_{-0.24} \mathrm{(syst)})/! \times /! 10^{-5}$, $\mathcal{B}(\Upsilon(2S) \to \bar{d}X) = (2.64 \pm 0.11 \mathrm{(stat)} {}^{+0.26}_{-0.21} \mathrm{(syst)})/! \times /! 10^{-5}$, $\mathcal{B}(\Upsilon(3S) \to \bar{d}X) = (2.33 \pm 0.15 \mathrm{(stat)} {}^{+0.31}_{-0.28} \mathrm{(syst)})/! \times /! 10^{-5}$, and $\sigma (e^+e^- \to \bar{d}X) = (9.63 \pm 0.41 \mathrm{(stat)} {}^{+1.17}_{-1.01} \mathrm{(syst)}) \mbox{\,fb}$.

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The rate of antideuteron production from the decay of UPSILON(3S).

The rate of antideuteron production from the decay of UPSILON(2S).

The rate of antideuteron production from the decay of UPSILON(1S).

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Measurement of the Parameters of the $\psi^{\prime\prime}$(3770) Resonance

Abrams, G.S. ; Alam, M.S. ; Blocker, C.A. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D21 (1980) 2716, 1980.
Inspire Record 142644 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.24185
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THESE RESULTS ARE ALSO IN THE THESIS OF R. H. SCHINDLER, SLAC-219 (1979), THE RECORD OF WHICH CONTAINS THE TABULATED CROSS SECTIONS.

BREIT-WIGNER RESONANCE PLUS BACKGROUND FIT TO RADIATIVELY CORRECTED DATA YIELDS RESONANCE MASS OF 3764 +- 5 MEV, TOTAL WIDTH OF 23.5 +- 5 MEV AND PARTIAL WIDTH TO ELECTRON PAIRS OF 276 +- 50 EV.

PEAK CROSS SECTION FOR D MESON PAIR PRODUCTION AT PSI(3770) RESONANCE. J/PSI, PSI(3684) AND CONTINUUM BACKGROUND (R=2.5) SUBTRACTED.


R value measurements for e+ e- annihilation at 2.60-GeV, 3.07-GeV and 3.65-GeV

The BES collaboration Ablikim, M. ; Bai, J.Z. ; Bai, Y. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B677 (2009) 239-245, 2009.
Inspire Record 814778 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.51953

Using a data sample with a total integrated luminosity of 10.0 pb$^{-1}$ collected at center-of-mass energies of 2.6, 3.07 and 3.65 GeV with BESII, cross sections for $e^+e^-$ annihilation into hadronic final states ($R$ values) are measured with statistical errors that are smaller than 1%, and systematic errors that are about 3.5%. The running strong interaction coupling constants $\alpha_s^{(3)}(s)$ and $\alpha_s^{(5)}(M_Z^2)$ are determined from the $R$ values.

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R values.


Measurement of $\sigma(e^+e^- \to \psi(3770) \to hadrons)$ at $E_{c.m.}$ = 3773 MeV

The CLEO collaboration Besson, D. ; Pedlar, T.K. ; Cronin-Hennessy, D. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 96 (2006) 092002, 2006.
Inspire Record 700665 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.47194

We measure the cross section for e^+e^- -> \psi(3770) -> hadrons at Ecm=3773 MeV to be (6.38+-0.08^{+0.41}_{-0.30}) nb using the CLEO detector at the CESR e^+e^- collider. The difference between this and the e^+e^- -> \psi(3770) -> DD-bar cross section at the same energy is found to be (-0.01+-0.08^{+0.41}_{-0.30}) nb. With the observed total cross section, we extract \Gamma_ee(\psi(3770))=(0.204+-0.003^{+0.041}_{-0.027}) keV. Uncertainties shown are statistical and systematic, respectively.

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Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> PSI(3770) --> hadrons.


Measurement of Charm Production Cross Sections in e+e- Annihilation at Energies between 3.97 and 4.26-GeV

The CLEO collaboration Cronin-Hennessy, D. ; Gao, K.Y. ; Hietala, J. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D80 (2009) 072001, 2009.
Inspire Record 777917 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.47185

Using the CLEO-c detector at the Cornell Electron Storage Ring, we have measured inclusive and exclusive cross sections for the production of D+, D0 and Ds+ mesons in e+e- annihilations at thirteen center-of-mass energies between 3.97 and 4.26 GeV. Exclusive cross sections are presented for final states consisting of two charm mesons (DD, D*D, D*D*, Ds+Ds-, Ds*+Ds-, and Ds*+Ds*-) and for processes in which the charm-meson pair is accompanied by a pion. No enhancement in any final state is observed at the energy of the Y(4260).

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Exclusive cross section for two body neutral non-strange charm mesons.

Exclusive cross section for two body charged non-strange charm mesons.

Exclusive cross section for two body strange charm mesons.

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Measurement of the Total Hadronic Cross Section in e+e- Annihilations below 10.56-GeV

The CLEO collaboration Besson, D. ; Pedlar, T.K. ; Cronin-Hennessy, D. ; et al.
Phys.Rev. D76 (2007) 072008, 2007.
Inspire Record 753556 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.47183

Using the CLEO III detector, we measure absolute cross sections for e+e- --> hadrons at seven center-of-mass energies between 6.964 and 10.538 GeV. The values of R, the ratio of hadronic and muon pair production cross sections, are determined within 2% total r.m.s. uncertainty.

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Measured values of R as a function of CM energy. The first DSYS error is the correlated uncertainty and the second is the uncorrelated.


Measurements of the cross-sections for e+ e- ---> hadrons at 3.650-GeV, 3.6648-GeV, 3.773-GeV and the branching fraction for psi(3770) ---> non - D anti-D

The BES collaboration Ablikim, M. ; Bai, J.Z. ; Ban, Y. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B641 (2006) 145-155, 2006.
Inspire Record 717665 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41802

Using the BES-II detector at the BEPC Collider, we measured the lowest order cross sections and the $R$ values ($R=\sigma^0_{e^+e^- \to {\rm hadrons}}/\sigma^0_{e^+e^- \to \mu^+\mu^-}$) for inclusive hadronic event production at the center-of-mass energies of 3.650 GeV, 3.6648 GeV and 3.773 GeV. The results lead to $\bar R_{uds}=2.224\pm 0.019\pm 0.089$ which is the average of these measured at 3.650 GeV and 3.6648 GeV, and $R=3.793\pm 0.037 \pm 0.190$ at $\sqrt{s}=3.773$ GeV. We determined the lowest order cross section for $\psi(3770)$ production to be $\sigma^{\rm B}_{\psi(3770)} = (9.575\pm 0.256 \pm 0.813)~{\rm nb}$ at 3.773 GeV, the branching fractions for $\psi(3770)$ decays to be $BF(\psi(3770) \to D^0\bar D^0)=(48.9 \pm 1.2 \pm 3.8)%$, $BF(\psi(3770) \to D^+ D^-)=(35.0 \pm 1.1 \pm 3.3)%$ and $BF(\psi(3770) \to D\bar{D})=(83.9 \pm 1.6 \pm 5.7)%$, which result in the total non-$D\bar D$ branching fraction of $\psi(3770)$ decay to be $BF(\psi(3770) \to {\rm non}-D\bar D)=(16.1 \pm 1.6 \pm 5.7)%$.

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The measured (uncorrected) cross sections.

Lowest order cross sections (corrected for radiative and vacuum polarization effects).. The first DSYS error is the point-to-point systematic error and the secondis the common systematic error.

The Ruds value obtained by averaging the first two energy points.. The first error is the combined statistical and point-to-point systematic error and the DSYS error is the common systematic error.

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Measurement of hadron and lepton-pair production in e+ e- collisions at s**(1/2) = 192-GeV to 208-GeV at LEP

The L3 collaboration Achard, P. ; Adriani, O. ; Aguilar-Benitez, M. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C47 (2006) 1-19, 2006.
Inspire Record 704275 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48637

Hadron production and lepton-pair production in e+e- collisions are studied with data collected with the L3 detector at LEP at centre-of-mass energies sqrt{s}=192-208GeV. Using a total integrated luminosity of 453/pb, 36057 hadronic events and 12863 lepton-pair events are selected. The cross sections for hadron production and lepton-pair production are measured for the full sample and for events where no high-energy initial-state-radiation photon is emitted prior to the collisions. Lepton-pair events are further investigated and forward-backward asymmetries are measured. Finally, the differential cross sections for electron-positron pair-production is determined as a function of the scattering angle. An overall good agreement is found with Standard Model predictions.

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Measured hadron cross section for the inclusive data sample.

Measured hadron cross section for the high-energy data sample.

Measured MU+ MU- cross section for the inclusive data sample.

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A Study of the energy evolution of event shape distributions and their means with the DELPHI detector at LEP

The DELPHI collaboration Abdallah, J. ; Abreu, P. ; Adam, W. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C29 (2003) 285-312, 2003.
Inspire Record 620250 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.13029

Infrared and collinear safe event shape distributions and their mean values are determined in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies between 45 and 202 GeV. A phenomenological analysis based on power correction models including hadron mass effects for both differential distributions and mean values is presented. Using power corrections, alpha_s is extracted from the mean values and shapes. In an alternative approach, renormalisation group invariance (RGI) is used as an explicit constraint, leading to a consistent description of mean values without the need for sizeable power corrections. The QCD beta-function is precisely measured using this approach. From the DELPHI data on Thrust, including data from low energy experiments, one finds beta_0 = 7.86 +/- 0.32 for the one loop coefficient of the beta-function or, assuming QCD, n_f = 4.75 +/- 0.44 for the number of active flavours. These values agree well with the QCD expectation of beta_0=7.67 and n_f=5. A direct measurement of the full logarithmic energy slope excludes light gluinos with a mass below 5 GeV.

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1-THRUST distribution.

THRUST-MAJOR distribution.

THRUST-MINOR distribution.

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Measurement of the cross section of W-boson pair production at LEP

The L3 collaboration Achard, P. ; Adriani, O. ; Aguilar-Benitez, M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B600 (2004) 22-40, 2004.
Inspire Record 658254 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48792

The cross section of W-boson pair-production is measured with the L3 detector at LEP. In a data sample corresponding to a total luminosity of 629.4/pb, collected at centre-of-mass energies ranging from 189 to 209 GeV, 9834 four-fermion events with W bosons decaying into hadrons or leptons are selected. The total cross section is measured with a precision of 1.4 % and agrees with the Standard Model expectation. Assuming charged-lepton universality, the branching fraction for hadronic W-boson decays is measured to be: Br(W-->hadrons) = 67.50 +- 0.42 (stat.) +- 0.30(syst.) %, in agreement with the Standard Model. Differential cross sections as a function of the W- production angle are also measured for the semi-leptonic channels qqev and qqmv.

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Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> LEPTON NU LEPTON NU.

Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> QUARK QUARKBAR ELECTRON NEUTRINO.

Measured cross section for the process E+ E- --> QUARK QUARKBAR MUON NEUTRINO.

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Tests of the standard model and constraints on new physics from measurements of fermion pair production at 189-GeV to 209-GeV at LEP

The OPAL collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C33 (2004) 173-212, 2004.
Inspire Record 628491 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.43174

Cross-section and angular distributions for hadronic and lepton-pair final states in e+e- collisions at centre-of-mass energies between 189 GeV and 209 GeV, measured with the OPAL detector at LEP, are presented and compared with the predictions of the Standard Model. The measurements are used to determine the electromagnetic coupling constant alphaem at LEP2 energies. In addition, the results are used together with OPAL measurements at 91-183 GeV within the S-matrix formalism to determine the gamma-Z interference term and to make an almost model-independent measurement of the Z mass. Limits on extensions to the Standard Model described by effective four-fermion contact interactions or the addition of a heavy Z boson are also presented.

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CM energy values.

Measured cross section for QUARK QUARKBAR (HADRON) production. The data are corrected to no interference between initial and final state radiation.

Measured cross section for MU+ MU- production. The data are corrected to no interference between initial and final state radiation.

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Particle multiplicity of unbiased gluon jets from $e^{+} e^{-}$ three jet events

The OPAL collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C23 (2002) 597-613, 2002.
Inspire Record 565517 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49742

The charged particle multiplicities of two- and three-jet events from the reaction e+e- -> Z0 -> hadrons are measured for Z0 decays to light quark (uds) flavors. Using recent theoretical expressions to account for biases from event selection, results corresponding to unbiased gluon jets are extracted over a range of jet energies from about 11 to 30 GeV. We find consistency between these results and direct measurements of unbiased gluon jet multiplicity from upsilon and Z0 decays. The unbiased gluon jet data including the direct measurements are compared to corresponding results for quark jets. We perform fits based on analytic expressions for particle multiplicity in jets to determine the ratio r = Ng/Nq of multiplicities between gluon and quark jets as a function of energy. We also determine the ratio of slopes, r(1) = (dNg/dy)/(dNq/dy), and of curvatures, r(2) = (d2Ng/dy2)/(d2Nq/dy2), where y specifies the energy scale. At 30 GeV, we find r = 1.422 +/- 0.051, r(1) = 1.761 +/- 0.071 and r(2) = 1.98 +/- 0.13, where the uncertainties are the statistical and systematic terms added in quadrature. These results are in general agreement with theoretical predictions. In addition, we use the measurements of the energy dependence of Ng and Nq to determine an effective value of the ratio of QCD color factors, CA/CF. Our result, CA/CF = 2.23 +/- 0.14 (total), is consistent with the QCD value of 2.25.

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Measurements of the mean charged particle multiplicity of biased two-jet uds flavour events from Z0 decays as a function of the transverse momentum cutoff PT(C=LU) used to separate two- and three-jet events.

Measurements of the mean charged particle multiplicity of three-jet uds flavour 'Y events' from Z0 decays, as a function of the angle THETA1 between the lowest two energy jets. The results for the quark jet scale SQRT(S(C=QQBAR)) and the gluon jet scales PT(C=LU) and PT(C=LE) are also given.

Measurements of the unbiased gluon multiplicity as a function of the energy scale Q=PT(C=LU). The corresponding bins of THETA1 in 'Y events' are also indicated.

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Charged particle momentum spectra in e+ e- annihilation at s**(1/2) = 192-GeV to 209-GeV

The OPAL collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C27 (2003) 467-481, 2003.
Inspire Record 595335 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.48893

Charged particle momentum distributions are studied in the reaction e+e- -> hadrons, using data collected with the OPAL detector at centre-of-mass energies from 192 GeV to 209 GeV. The data correspond to an average centre-of- mass energy of 201.7 GeV and a total integrated luminosity of 433 pb-1. The measured distributions and derived quantities, in combination with corresponding results obtained at lower centre-of-mass energies, are compared to QCD predictions in various theoretical approaches to study the energy dependence of the strong interaction and to test QCD as the theory describing it. In general, a good agreement is found between the measurements and the corresponding QCD predictions.

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The measured values of the PTIN distribution.

The measured values of the PTOUT distribution.

The measured values of the rapidity, YRAP, distribution.

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Determination of $alpha_s$ from hadronic event shapes in $e^{+} e^{-}$ annihilation at 192-GeV <= $\sqrt{s}$ <= 208-GeV

The L3 collaboration Achard, P. ; Adriani, O. ; Aguilar-Benitez, M. ; et al.
Phys.Lett. B536 (2002) 217-228, 2002.
Inspire Record 586115 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49741

Results are presented from a study of the structure of high energy hadronic events recorded by the L3 detector at sqrt(s)>192 GeV. The distributions of several event shape variables are compared to resummed O(alphaS^2) QCD calculations. We determine the strong coupling constant at three average centre-of-mass energies: 194.4, 200.2 and 206.2 GeV. These measurements, combined with previous L3 measurements at lower energies, demonstrate the running of alphaS as expected in QCD and yield alphaS(mZ) = 0.1227 +- 0.0012 +- 0.0058, where the first uncertainty is experimental and the second is theoretical.

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The measured ALPHA_S at three centre-of-mass energies from fits to the individual event shape distributions. The first error is statistcal, the first DSYS error is the experimental systematic uncertainty, and the second DSYS error is the theoryuncertainty.

Updated ALPHA_S measurements from the BT, BW and C-Parameter distributions,from earlier L3 data at lower centre-of-mass energies.. The first error is the total experimental error (stat+sys in quadrature) and the DSYS error is the theory uncertainty.

Combined ALPHA_S values from the five event shape variables. The first error is statistical, the first DSYS error is the experimental systematic uncertainity, the second DSYS error is the uncertainty from the hadronisdation models, andthethird DSYS errpr is the uncertainty due to uncalculated higher orders in the QCDpredictions.

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Measurement of the fraction of hadronic Z decays into charm quark pairs

The ALEPH collaboration Barate, R. ; Buskulic, D. ; Decamp, D. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C4 (1998) 557-570, 1998.
Inspire Record 468852 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49530
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No description provided.


Measurements of the cross-section for e+ e ---> hadrons at center-of-mass energies from 2-GeV to 5-GeV

The BES collaboration Bai, J.Z. ; Ban, Y. ; Bian, J.G. ; et al.
Phys.Rev.Lett. 88 (2002) 101802, 2002.
Inspire Record 552757 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.41990

We report values of $R = \sigma(e^+e^-\to {hadrons})/\sigma(e^+e^-\to\mu^+\mu^-)$ for 85 center-of-mass energies between 2 and 5 GeV measured with the upgraded Beijing Spectrometer at the Beijing Electron-Positron Collider.

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Measured values of R.


Measurement of the cross-section and forward - backward charge asymmetry for the b and c quark in e+ e- annihilation with inclusive muons at s**(1/2) = 58-GeV

The TOPAZ collaboration Inoue, Y. ; Miyamoto, A. ; Nakano, E. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C18 (2000) 273-282, 2000.
Inspire Record 538542 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.43244

We have studied inclusive muon events using all the data collected by the TOPAZ detector at sqrt(s)=58 GeV with an integrated luminosity of 273pb-1. From 1328 inclusive muon events, we measured the ratio R_qq of the cross section for qq-bar production to the total hadronic cross section and forward-backward asymmetry A^q_FB for b and c quarks. The obtained results are R_bb = 0.13+-0.02(stat)+-0.01(syst), R_cc = 0.36+-0.05(stat)+-0.05(syst), A^b_FB = -0.20+-0.16(stat)+-0.01(syst) and A^c_FB = -0.17+-0.14(stat)+-0.02(syst), in fair agreement with a prediction of the standard model.

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Differential cross section with respect to cos(theta).

Cross section deduced from a four-parameter fit.

Forward-backward asymmetry for a four-parameter fit.


Precise determination of the Z resonance parameters at LEP: 'Zedometry'

The OPAL collaboration
Eur.Phys.J. C19 (2001) 587-651, 2001.
Inspire Record 538108 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49855

This final analysis of hadronic and leptonic cross-sections and of leptonic forward-backward asymmetries in e+e- collisions with the OPAL detector makes use of the full LEP1 data sample comprising 161 pb^-1 of integrated luminosity and 4.5 x 10^6 selected Z decays. An interpretation of the data in terms of contributions from pure Z exchange and from Z-gamma interference allows the parameters of the Z resonance to be determined in a model-independent way. Our results are in good agreement with lepton universality and consistent with the vector and axial-vector couplings predicted in the Standard Model. A fit to the complete dataset yields the fundamental Z resonance parameters: mZ = 91.1852 +- 0.0030 GeV, GZ = 2.4948 +- 0.0041 GeV, s0h = 41.501 +- 0.055 nb, Rl = 20.823 +- 0.044, and Afb0l = 0.0145 +- 0.0017. Transforming these parameters gives a measurement of the ratio between the decay width into invisible particles and the width to a single species of charged lepton, Ginv/Gl = 5.942 +- 0.027. Attributing the entire invisible width to neutrino decays and assuming the Standard Model couplings for neutrinos, this translates into a measurement of the effective number of light neutrino species, N_nu = 2.984 +- 0.013. Interpreting the data within the context of the Standard Model allows the mass of the top quark, mt = 162 +29-16 GeV, to be determined through its influence on radiative corrections. Alternatively, utilising the direct external measurement of mt as an additional constraint leads to a measurement of the strong coupling constant and the mass of the Higgs boson: alfa_s(mZ) = 0.127 +- 0.005 and mH = 390 +750-280 GeV.

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The cross section for hadron production corrected to the simple kinematic acceptance region defined by SPRIME/S > 0.01. Statistical errors only are shown. Also given is the cross section value corrected for the beam energy spread to correspond to the physical cross section at the central value of SQRT(S).

The cross section for E+ E- production corrected to the simple kinematic acceptance region defined by ABS(COS(THETA(C=E-))) < 0.7 and THETA(C=ACOL) < 10 degrees. Statistical errors only are shown. Also given is the cross section value corrected for the beam energy spread to correspond to the physical cross sectionat the central value of SQRT(S).

The cross section for mu+ mu- production corrected to the simple kinematic acceptance region defined by N = M(P=3_4)**2/S > 0.01. Statistical errors only are shown. Also given is the cross section value corrected for the beam energy spread to correspond to the physical cross section at the central value of SQRT(S).

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QCD studies with e+ e- annihilation data at 172-GeV - 189-GeV

The OPAL collaboration Abbiendi, G. ; Ackerstaff, K. ; Akesson, P.F. ; et al.
Eur.Phys.J. C16 (2000) 185-210, 2000.
Inspire Record 513476 DOI 10.17182/hepdata.49000

We have studied hadronic events from e+e- annihilation data at centre-of-mass energies of sqrt{s}=172, 183 and 189 GeV. The total integrated luminosity of the three samples, measured with the OPAL detector, corresponds to 250 pb^-1. We present distributions of event shape variables, charged particle multiplicity and momentum, measured separately in the three data samples. From these we extract measurements of the strong coupling alpha_s, the mean charged particle multiplicity <nch> and the peak position xi_0 in the xi_p=ln(1/x_p) distribution. In general the data are described well by analytic QCD calculations and Monte Carlo models. Our measured values of alpha_s, <nch> and xi_0 are consistent with previous determinations at sqrt{s}=MZ.

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Distribution of Thrust.

Distribution of Thrust Major.

Distribution of Thrust Minor.

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