A Study of Correlations Between Identified Charged Hadrons in Hadronic Z{sup 0} Decays

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We present a preliminary study of correlations in rapidity between pairs of identified charged pions, kaons and protons using the entire SLD data sample of 550,000 hadronic Z{sup 0} decays. Short range charge correlations are observed between all combinations of these hadron species, indicating local conservation of quantum numbers and charge ordering in the jet fragmentation process. The rapidity range of this effect is found to be independent of particle momentum. A strong long-range K{sup +}-K{sup {minus}} correlation is observed at high-momentum and weaker long-range {pi}{sup +}-{pi}{sup {minus}}, {pi}{sup +}-K{sup {minus}} and p-K{sup {minus}} and p{bar p} correlations are observed ... continued below

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Muller, David July 9, 1999.

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We present a preliminary study of correlations in rapidity between pairs of identified charged pions, kaons and protons using the entire SLD data sample of 550,000 hadronic Z{sup 0} decays. Short range charge correlations are observed between all combinations of these hadron species, indicating local conservation of quantum numbers and charge ordering in the jet fragmentation process. The rapidity range of this effect is found to be independent of particle momentum. A strong long-range K{sup +}-K{sup {minus}} correlation is observed at high-momentum and weaker long-range {pi}{sup +}-{pi}{sup {minus}}, {pi}{sup +}-K{sup {minus}} and p-K{sup {minus}} and p{bar p} correlations are observed in light flavor events, providing new information on leading particle production in u, d and s jets. The long-range correlations observed in c{bar c} and b{bar b} events are markedly different and consistent with expectations based on known decay properties of the leading heavy hadrons. In addition, the SLC electron beam polarization is used to tag the quark hemisphere in each event, allowing the first study of rapidities signed such that positive rapidity is along the quark rather than antiquark direction. Distributions of ordered differences in signed rapidity between pairs of particles provide a direct probe of quantum number ordering along the quark-antiquark axis and other new insights into the fragmentation process.

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  • Other Information: PBD: 9 Jul 1999

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  • Report No.: SLAC-PUB-8160
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00515
  • DOI: 10.2172/10089 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10089
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc619849

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Muller, David. A Study of Correlations Between Identified Charged Hadrons in Hadronic Z{sup 0} Decays, report, July 9, 1999; Menlo Park, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc619849/: accessed August 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.