Description: Several sources of 3-jet final states produced by the weak decay of mesons containing heavy quarks are examined. Some of the results are applicable to the decay of the W boson into 3 jets. It is found that vector meson 3-jet final states have the same x, spherocity, and thrust distributions as the q anti q g final state of e/sup +/e/sup -/. For pseudoscalar mesons it is found that the 3-jet branching ratio is suppresed by ratios of the final quark masses to the original meson mass. 37 references.
Date: April 1, 1979
Creator: Rizzo, T.G.
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