Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks

G. Abbiendi, K. Ackerstaff, G. Alexander, J. Allison, N. Altekamp, K. J. Anderson, S. Anderson, S. Arcelli, S. Asai, S. F. Ashby, D. Axen, G. Azuelos, A. H. Ball, E. Barberio, R. J. Barlow, J. R. Batley, S. Baumann, J. Bechtluft, T. Behnke, K. W. BellG. Bella, A. Bellerive, S. Bentvelsen, S. Bethke, S. Betts, O. Biebel, A. Biguzzi, I. J. Bloodworth, P. Bock, J. Böhme, D. Bonacorsi, M. Boutemeur, S. Braibant, P. Bright-Thomas, L. Brigliadori, R. M. Brown, H. J. Burckhart, P. Capiluppi, R. K. Carnegie, A. A. Carter, J. R. Carter, C. Y. Chang, D. G. Charlton, D. Chrisman, C. Ciocca, P. E.L. Clarke, E. Clay, I. Cohen, J. E. Conboy, O. C. Cooke, J. Couchman, C. Couyoumtzelis, R. L. Coxe, M. Cuffiani, S. Dado, G. M. Dallavalle, R. Davis, S. de Jong, A. de Roeck, P. Dervan, K. Desch, B. Dienes, M. S. Dixit, J. Dubbert, E. Duchovni, G. Duckeck, I. P. Duerdoth, P. G. Estabrooks, E. Etzion, F. Fabbri, A. Fanfani, M. Fanti, A. A. Faust, F. Fiedler, M. Fierro, I. Fleck, A. Frey, A. Fürtjes, D. I. Futyan, P. Gagnon, J. W. Gary, S. M. Gascon-Shotkin, G. Gaycken, C. Geich-Gimbel, G. Giacomelli, P. Giacomelli, V. Gibson, W. R. Gibson, D. M. Gingrich, D. Glenzinski, J. Goldberg, W. Gorn, C. Grandi, K. Graham, E. Gross, J. Grunhaus, M. Gruwé, C. Hajdu, G. G. Hanson, M. Hansroul, M. Hapke, K. Harder, A. Harel, C. K. Hargrove, M. Harin-Dirac, M. Hauschild, C. M. Hawkes, R. Hawkings, R. J. Hemingway, M. Herndon, G. Herten, R. D. Heuer, M. D. Hildreth, J. C. Hill, P. R. Hobson, A. Hocker, K. Hoffman, R. J. Homer, A. K. Honma, D. Horváth, K. R. Hossain, R. Howard, P. Hüntemeyer, P. Igo-Kemenes, D. C. Imrie, K. Ishii, F. R. Jacob, A. Jawahery, H. Jeremie, M. Jimack, C. R. Jones, P. Jovanovic, T. R. Junk, N. Kanaya, J. Kanzaki, D. Karlen, V. Kartvelishvili, K. Kawagoe, T. Kawamoto, P. I. Kayal, R. K. Keeler, R. G. Kellogg, B. W. Kennedy, D. H. Kim, A. Klier, T. Kobayashi, M. Kobel, T. P. Kokott, M. Kolrep, Sachio Komamiya, R. V. Kowalewski, T. Kress, P. Krieger, J. von Krogh, T. Kuhl, P. Kyberd, G. D. Lafferty, H. Landsman, D. Lanske, J. Lauber, I. Lawson, J. G. Layter, D. Lellouch, J. Letts, L. Levinson, R. Liebisch, B. List, C. Littlewood, A. W. Lloyd, S. L. Lloyd, F. K. Loebinger, G. D. Long, M. J. Losty, J. Lu, J. Ludwig, D. Liu, A. Macchiolo, A. Macpherson, W. Mader, M. Mannelli, S. Marcellini, A. J. Martin, J. P. Martin, G. Martinez, T. Mashimo, P. Möttig, W. J. McDonald, J. McKenna, E. A. Mckigney, T. J. McMahon, R. A. McPherson, F. Meijers, P. Mendez-Lorenzo, F. S. Merritt, H. Mes, A. Michelini, S. Mihara, G. Mikenberg, D. J. Miller, W. Mohr, A. Montanari, T. Mori, K. Nagai, I. Nakamura, H. A. Neal, R. Nisius, S. W. O'Neale, F. G. Oakham, F. Odorici, H. O. Ogren, A. Okpara, M. J. Oreglia, S. Orito, G. Pásztor, J. R. Pater, G. N. Patrick, J. Patt, R. Perez-Ochoa, S. Petzold, P. Pfeifenschneider, J. E. Pilcher, J. Pinfold, D. E. Plane, P. Poffenberger, B. Poli, J. Polok, M. Przybycień, A. Quadt, C. Rembser, H. Rick, S. Robertson, S. A. Robins, N. Rodning, J. M. Roney, S. Rosati, K. Roscoe, A. M. Rossi, Y. Rozen, K. Runge, O. Runolfsson, D. R. Rust, K. Sachs, T. Saeki, O. Sahr, W. M. Sang, E. K.G. Sarkisyan, C. Sbarra, A. D. Schaile, O. Schaile, P. Scharff-Hansen, J. Schieck, S. Schmitt, A. Schöning, M. Schröder, M. Schumacher, C. Schwick, W. G. Scott, R. Seuster, T. G. Shears, B. C. Shen, C. H. Shepherd-Themistocleous, P. Sherwood, G. P. Siroli, A. Sittler, A. Skuja, A. M. Smith, G. A. Snow, R. Sobie, S. Söldner-Rembold, S. Spagnolo, M. Sproston, A. Stahl, K. Stephens, J. Steuerer, K. Stoll, D. Strom, R. Ströhmer, B. Surrow, S. D. Talbot, P. Taras, S. Tarem, R. Teuscher, M. Thiergen, J. Thomas, M. A. Thomson, E. Torrence, S. Towers, I. Trigger, Z. Trócsányi, E. Tsur, M. F. Turner-Watson, I. Ueda, R. van Kooten, P. Vannerem, M. Verzocchi, H. Voss, F. Wäckerle, A. Wagner, C. P. Ward, D. R. Ward, P. M. Watkins, A. T. Watson, N. K. Watson, P. S. Wells, N. Wermes, D. Wetterling, J. S. White, G. W. Wilson, J. A. Wilson, T. R. Wyatt, S. Yamashita, V. Zacek, D. Zer-Zion

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Abstract

We present a test of the flavour independence of the strong coupling constant for charm and bottom quarks with respect to light (uds) quarks, based on a hadronic event sample obtained with the OPAL detector at LEP. Five observables related to global event shapes were used to measure αs in three flavour tagged samples (uds, c and b). The event shape distributions were fitted by O(α2 s) calculations of jet production taking into account mass effects for the c and b quarks. We find: αc suds s = 0.997 ± 0.038 (stat.) ± 0.030 (syst.) ± 0.012 (theory) and αb suds s = 0.993 ± 0.008 (stat.) ± 0.006 (syst.) ± 0.011 (theory).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-659
Number of pages17
JournalEuropean Physical Journal C
Volume11
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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Abbiendi, G., Ackerstaff, K., Alexander, G., Allison, J., Altekamp, N., Anderson, K. J., ... Zer-Zion, D. (1999). Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks. European Physical Journal C, 11(4), 643-659.

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In: European Physical Journal C, Vol. 11, No. 4, 01.01.1999, p. 643-659.

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Abbiendi, G, Ackerstaff, K, Alexander, G, Allison, J, Altekamp, N, Anderson, KJ, Anderson, S, Arcelli, S, Asai, S, Ashby, SF, Axen, D, Azuelos, G, Ball, AH, Barberio, E, Barlow, RJ, Batley, JR, Baumann, S, Bechtluft, J, Behnke, T, Bell, KW, Bella, G, Bellerive, A, Bentvelsen, S, Bethke, S, Betts, S, Biebel, O, Biguzzi, A, Bloodworth, IJ, Bock, P, Böhme, J, Bonacorsi, D, Boutemeur, M, Braibant, S, Bright-Thomas, P, Brigliadori, L, Brown, RM, Burckhart, HJ, Capiluppi, P, Carnegie, RK, Carter, AA, Carter, JR, Chang, CY, Charlton, DG, Chrisman, D, Ciocca, C, Clarke, PEL, Clay, E, Cohen, I, Conboy, JE, Cooke, OC, Couchman, J, Couyoumtzelis, C, Coxe, RL, Cuffiani, M, Dado, S, Dallavalle, GM, Davis, R, de Jong, S, de Roeck, A, Dervan, P, Desch, K, Dienes, B, Dixit, MS, Dubbert, J, Duchovni, E, Duckeck, G, Duerdoth, IP, Estabrooks, PG, Etzion, E, Fabbri, F, Fanfani, A, Fanti, M, Faust, AA, Fiedler, F, Fierro, M, Fleck, I, Frey, A, Fürtjes, A, Futyan, DI, Gagnon, P, Gary, JW, Gascon-Shotkin, SM, Gaycken, G, Geich-Gimbel, C, Giacomelli, G, Giacomelli, P, Gibson, V, Gibson, WR, Gingrich, DM, Glenzinski, D, Goldberg, J, Gorn, W, Grandi, C, Graham, K, Gross, E, Grunhaus, J, Gruwé, M, Hajdu, C, Hanson, GG, Hansroul, M, Hapke, M, Harder, K, Harel, A, Hargrove, CK, Harin-Dirac, M, Hauschild, M, Hawkes, CM, Hawkings, R, Hemingway, RJ, Herndon, M, Herten, G, Heuer, RD, Hildreth, MD, Hill, JC, Hobson, PR, Hocker, A, Hoffman, K, Homer, RJ, Honma, AK, Horváth, D, Hossain, KR, Howard, R, Hüntemeyer, P, Igo-Kemenes, P, Imrie, DC, Ishii, K, Jacob, FR, Jawahery, A, Jeremie, H, Jimack, M, Jones, CR, Jovanovic, P, Junk, TR, Kanaya, N, Kanzaki, J, Karlen, D, Kartvelishvili, V, Kawagoe, K, Kawamoto, T, Kayal, PI, Keeler, RK, Kellogg, RG, Kennedy, BW, Kim, DH, Klier, A, Kobayashi, T, Kobel, M, Kokott, TP, Kolrep, M, Komamiya, S, Kowalewski, RV, Kress, T, Krieger, P, von Krogh, J, Kuhl, T, Kyberd, P, Lafferty, GD, Landsman, H, Lanske, D, Lauber, J, Lawson, I, Layter, JG, Lellouch, D, Letts, J, Levinson, L, Liebisch, R, List, B, Littlewood, C, Lloyd, AW, Lloyd, SL, Loebinger, FK, Long, GD, Losty, MJ, Lu, J, Ludwig, J, Liu, D, Macchiolo, A, Macpherson, A, Mader, W, Mannelli, M, Marcellini, S, Martin, AJ, Martin, JP, Martinez, G, Mashimo, T, Möttig, P, McDonald, WJ, McKenna, J, Mckigney, EA, McMahon, TJ, McPherson, RA, Meijers, F, Mendez-Lorenzo, P, Merritt, FS, Mes, H, Michelini, A, Mihara, S, Mikenberg, G, Miller, DJ, Mohr, W, Montanari, A, Mori, T, Nagai, K, Nakamura, I, Neal, HA, Nisius, R, O'Neale, SW, Oakham, FG, Odorici, F, Ogren, HO, Okpara, A, Oreglia, MJ, Orito, S, Pásztor, G, Pater, JR, Patrick, GN, Patt, J, Perez-Ochoa, R, Petzold, S, Pfeifenschneider, P, Pilcher, JE, Pinfold, J, Plane, DE, Poffenberger, P, Poli, B, Polok, J, Przybycień, M, Quadt, A, Rembser, C, Rick, H, Robertson, S, Robins, SA, Rodning, N, Roney, JM, Rosati, S, Roscoe, K, Rossi, AM, Rozen, Y, Runge, K, Runolfsson, O, Rust, DR, Sachs, K, Saeki, T, Sahr, O, Sang, WM, Sarkisyan, EKG, Sbarra, C, Schaile, AD, Schaile, O, Scharff-Hansen, P, Schieck, J, Schmitt, S, Schöning, A, Schröder, M, Schumacher, M, Schwick, C, Scott, WG, Seuster, R, Shears, TG, Shen, BC, Shepherd-Themistocleous, CH, Sherwood, P, Siroli, GP, Sittler, A, Skuja, A, Smith, AM, Snow, GA, Sobie, R, Söldner-Rembold, S, Spagnolo, S, Sproston, M, Stahl, A, Stephens, K, Steuerer, J, Stoll, K, Strom, D, Ströhmer, R, Surrow, B, Talbot, SD, Taras, P, Tarem, S, Teuscher, R, Thiergen, M, Thomas, J, Thomson, MA, Torrence, E, Towers, S, Trigger, I, Trócsányi, Z, Tsur, E, Turner-Watson, MF, Ueda, I, van Kooten, R, Vannerem, P, Verzocchi, M, Voss, H, Wäckerle, F, Wagner, A, Ward, CP, Ward, DR, Watkins, PM, Watson, AT, Watson, NK, Wells, PS, Wermes, N, Wetterling, D, White, JS, Wilson, GW, Wilson, JA, Wyatt, TR, Yamashita, S, Zacek, V & Zer-Zion, D 1999, 'Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks', European Physical Journal C, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 643-659.
Abbiendi G, Ackerstaff K, Alexander G, Allison J, Altekamp N, Anderson KJ et al. Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks. European Physical Journal C. 1999 Jan 1;11(4):643-659.
Abbiendi, G. ; Ackerstaff, K. ; Alexander, G. ; Allison, J. ; Altekamp, N. ; Anderson, K. J. ; Anderson, S. ; Arcelli, S. ; Asai, S. ; Ashby, S. F. ; Axen, D. ; Azuelos, G. ; Ball, A. H. ; Barberio, E. ; Barlow, R. J. ; Batley, J. R. ; Baumann, S. ; Bechtluft, J. ; Behnke, T. ; Bell, K. W. ; Bella, G. ; Bellerive, A. ; Bentvelsen, S. ; Bethke, S. ; Betts, S. ; Biebel, O. ; Biguzzi, A. ; Bloodworth, I. J. ; Bock, P. ; Böhme, J. ; Bonacorsi, D. ; Boutemeur, M. ; Braibant, S. ; Bright-Thomas, P. ; Brigliadori, L. ; Brown, R. M. ; Burckhart, H. J. ; Capiluppi, P. ; Carnegie, R. K. ; Carter, A. A. ; Carter, J. R. ; Chang, C. Y. ; Charlton, D. G. ; Chrisman, D. ; Ciocca, C. ; Clarke, P. E.L. ; Clay, E. ; Cohen, I. ; Conboy, J. E. ; Cooke, O. C. ; Couchman, J. ; Couyoumtzelis, C. ; Coxe, R. L. ; Cuffiani, M. ; Dado, S. ; Dallavalle, G. M. ; Davis, R. ; de Jong, S. ; de Roeck, A. ; Dervan, P. ; Desch, K. ; Dienes, B. ; Dixit, M. S. ; Dubbert, J. ; Duchovni, E. ; Duckeck, G. ; Duerdoth, I. P. ; Estabrooks, P. G. ; Etzion, E. ; Fabbri, F. ; Fanfani, A. ; Fanti, M. ; Faust, A. A. ; Fiedler, F. ; Fierro, M. ; Fleck, I. ; Frey, A. ; Fürtjes, A. ; Futyan, D. I. ; Gagnon, P. ; Gary, J. W. ; Gascon-Shotkin, S. M. ; Gaycken, G. ; Geich-Gimbel, C. ; Giacomelli, G. ; Giacomelli, P. ; Gibson, V. ; Gibson, W. R. ; Gingrich, D. M. ; Glenzinski, D. ; Goldberg, J. ; Gorn, W. ; Grandi, C. ; Graham, K. ; Gross, E. ; Grunhaus, J. ; Gruwé, M. ; Hajdu, C. ; Hanson, G. G. ; Hansroul, M. ; Hapke, M. ; Harder, K. ; Harel, A. ; Hargrove, C. K. ; Harin-Dirac, M. ; Hauschild, M. ; Hawkes, C. M. ; Hawkings, R. ; Hemingway, R. J. ; Herndon, M. ; Herten, G. ; Heuer, R. D. ; Hildreth, M. D. ; Hill, J. C. ; Hobson, P. R. ; Hocker, A. ; Hoffman, K. ; Homer, R. J. ; Honma, A. K. ; Horváth, D. ; Hossain, K. R. ; Howard, R. ; Hüntemeyer, P. ; Igo-Kemenes, P. ; Imrie, D. C. ; Ishii, K. ; Jacob, F. R. ; Jawahery, A. ; Jeremie, H. ; Jimack, M. ; Jones, C. R. ; Jovanovic, P. ; Junk, T. R. ; Kanaya, N. ; Kanzaki, J. ; Karlen, D. ; Kartvelishvili, V. ; Kawagoe, K. ; Kawamoto, T. ; Kayal, P. I. ; Keeler, R. K. ; Kellogg, R. G. ; Kennedy, B. W. ; Kim, D. H. ; Klier, A. ; Kobayashi, T. ; Kobel, M. ; Kokott, T. P. ; Kolrep, M. ; Komamiya, Sachio ; Kowalewski, R. V. ; Kress, T. ; Krieger, P. ; von Krogh, J. ; Kuhl, T. ; Kyberd, P. ; Lafferty, G. D. ; Landsman, H. ; Lanske, D. ; Lauber, J. ; Lawson, I. ; Layter, J. G. ; Lellouch, D. ; Letts, J. ; Levinson, L. ; Liebisch, R. ; List, B. ; Littlewood, C. ; Lloyd, A. W. ; Lloyd, S. L. ; Loebinger, F. K. ; Long, G. D. ; Losty, M. J. ; Lu, J. ; Ludwig, J. ; Liu, D. ; Macchiolo, A. ; Macpherson, A. ; Mader, W. ; Mannelli, M. ; Marcellini, S. ; Martin, A. J. ; Martin, J. P. ; Martinez, G. ; Mashimo, T. ; Möttig, P. ; McDonald, W. J. ; McKenna, J. ; Mckigney, E. A. ; McMahon, T. J. ; McPherson, R. A. ; Meijers, F. ; Mendez-Lorenzo, P. ; Merritt, F. S. ; Mes, H. ; Michelini, A. ; Mihara, S. ; Mikenberg, G. ; Miller, D. J. ; Mohr, W. ; Montanari, A. ; Mori, T. ; Nagai, K. ; Nakamura, I. ; Neal, H. A. ; Nisius, R. ; O'Neale, S. W. ; Oakham, F. G. ; Odorici, F. ; Ogren, H. O. ; Okpara, A. ; Oreglia, M. J. ; Orito, S. ; Pásztor, G. ; Pater, J. R. ; Patrick, G. N. ; Patt, J. ; Perez-Ochoa, R. ; Petzold, S. ; Pfeifenschneider, P. ; Pilcher, J. E. ; Pinfold, J. ; Plane, D. E. ; Poffenberger, P. ; Poli, B. ; Polok, J. ; Przybycień, M. ; Quadt, A. ; Rembser, C. ; Rick, H. ; Robertson, S. ; Robins, S. A. ; Rodning, N. ; Roney, J. M. ; Rosati, S. ; Roscoe, K. ; Rossi, A. M. ; Rozen, Y. ; Runge, K. ; Runolfsson, O. ; Rust, D. R. ; Sachs, K. ; Saeki, T. ; Sahr, O. ; Sang, W. M. ; Sarkisyan, E. K.G. ; Sbarra, C. ; Schaile, A. D. ; Schaile, O. ; Scharff-Hansen, P. ; Schieck, J. ; Schmitt, S. ; Schöning, A. ; Schröder, M. ; Schumacher, M. ; Schwick, C. ; Scott, W. G. ; Seuster, R. ; Shears, T. G. ; Shen, B. C. ; Shepherd-Themistocleous, C. H. ; Sherwood, P. ; Siroli, G. P. ; Sittler, A. ; Skuja, A. ; Smith, A. M. ; Snow, G. A. ; Sobie, R. ; Söldner-Rembold, S. ; Spagnolo, S. ; Sproston, M. ; Stahl, A. ; Stephens, K. ; Steuerer, J. ; Stoll, K. ; Strom, D. ; Ströhmer, R. ; Surrow, B. ; Talbot, S. D. ; Taras, P. ; Tarem, S. ; Teuscher, R. ; Thiergen, M. ; Thomas, J. ; Thomson, M. A. ; Torrence, E. ; Towers, S. ; Trigger, I. ; Trócsányi, Z. ; Tsur, E. ; Turner-Watson, M. F. ; Ueda, I. ; van Kooten, R. ; Vannerem, P. ; Verzocchi, M. ; Voss, H. ; Wäckerle, F. ; Wagner, A. ; Ward, C. P. ; Ward, D. R. ; Watkins, P. M. ; Watson, A. T. ; Watson, N. K. ; Wells, P. S. ; Wermes, N. ; Wetterling, D. ; White, J. S. ; Wilson, G. W. ; Wilson, J. A. ; Wyatt, T. R. ; Yamashita, S. ; Zacek, V. ; Zer-Zion, D. / Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks. In: European Physical Journal C. 1999 ; Vol. 11, No. 4. pp. 643-659.
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title = "Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks",
abstract = "We present a test of the flavour independence of the strong coupling constant for charm and bottom quarks with respect to light (uds) quarks, based on a hadronic event sample obtained with the OPAL detector at LEP. Five observables related to global event shapes were used to measure αs in three flavour tagged samples (uds, c and b). The event shape distributions were fitted by O(α2 s) calculations of jet production taking into account mass effects for the c and b quarks. We find: αc s/αuds s = 0.997 ± 0.038 (stat.) ± 0.030 (syst.) ± 0.012 (theory) and αb s/αuds s = 0.993 ± 0.008 (stat.) ± 0.006 (syst.) ± 0.011 (theory).",
author = "G. Abbiendi and K. Ackerstaff and G. Alexander and J. Allison and N. Altekamp and Anderson, {K. J.} and S. Anderson and S. Arcelli and S. Asai and Ashby, {S. F.} and D. Axen and G. Azuelos and Ball, {A. H.} and E. Barberio and Barlow, {R. J.} and Batley, {J. R.} and S. Baumann and J. Bechtluft and T. Behnke and Bell, {K. W.} and G. Bella and A. Bellerive and S. Bentvelsen and S. Bethke and S. Betts and O. Biebel and A. Biguzzi and Bloodworth, {I. J.} and P. Bock and J. B{\"o}hme and D. Bonacorsi and M. Boutemeur and S. Braibant and P. Bright-Thomas and L. Brigliadori and Brown, {R. M.} and Burckhart, {H. J.} and P. Capiluppi and Carnegie, {R. K.} and Carter, {A. A.} and Carter, {J. R.} and Chang, {C. Y.} and Charlton, {D. G.} and D. Chrisman and C. Ciocca and Clarke, {P. E.L.} and E. Clay and I. Cohen and Conboy, {J. E.} and Cooke, {O. C.} and J. Couchman and C. Couyoumtzelis and Coxe, {R. L.} and M. Cuffiani and S. Dado and Dallavalle, {G. M.} and R. Davis and {de Jong}, S. and {de Roeck}, A. and P. Dervan and K. Desch and B. Dienes and Dixit, {M. S.} and J. Dubbert and E. Duchovni and G. Duckeck and Duerdoth, {I. P.} and Estabrooks, {P. G.} and E. Etzion and F. Fabbri and A. Fanfani and M. Fanti and Faust, {A. A.} and F. Fiedler and M. Fierro and I. Fleck and A. Frey and A. F{\"u}rtjes and Futyan, {D. I.} and P. Gagnon and Gary, {J. W.} and Gascon-Shotkin, {S. M.} and G. Gaycken and C. Geich-Gimbel and G. Giacomelli and P. Giacomelli and V. Gibson and Gibson, {W. R.} and Gingrich, {D. M.} and D. Glenzinski and J. Goldberg and W. Gorn and C. Grandi and K. Graham and E. Gross and J. Grunhaus and M. Gruw{\'e} and C. Hajdu and Hanson, {G. G.} and M. Hansroul and M. Hapke and K. Harder and A. Harel and Hargrove, {C. K.} and M. Harin-Dirac and M. Hauschild and Hawkes, {C. M.} and R. Hawkings and Hemingway, {R. J.} and M. Herndon and G. Herten and Heuer, {R. D.} and Hildreth, {M. D.} and Hill, {J. C.} and Hobson, {P. R.} and A. Hocker and K. Hoffman and Homer, {R. J.} and Honma, {A. K.} and D. Horv{\'a}th and Hossain, {K. R.} and R. Howard and P. H{\"u}ntemeyer and P. Igo-Kemenes and Imrie, {D. C.} and K. Ishii and Jacob, {F. R.} and A. Jawahery and H. Jeremie and M. Jimack and Jones, {C. R.} and P. Jovanovic and Junk, {T. R.} and N. Kanaya and J. Kanzaki and D. Karlen and V. Kartvelishvili and K. Kawagoe and T. Kawamoto and Kayal, {P. I.} and Keeler, {R. K.} and Kellogg, {R. G.} and Kennedy, {B. W.} and Kim, {D. H.} and A. Klier and T. Kobayashi and M. Kobel and Kokott, {T. P.} and M. Kolrep and Sachio Komamiya and Kowalewski, {R. V.} and T. Kress and P. Krieger and {von Krogh}, J. and T. Kuhl and P. Kyberd and Lafferty, {G. D.} and H. Landsman and D. Lanske and J. Lauber and I. Lawson and Layter, {J. G.} and D. Lellouch and J. Letts and L. Levinson and R. Liebisch and B. List and C. Littlewood and Lloyd, {A. W.} and Lloyd, {S. L.} and Loebinger, {F. K.} and Long, {G. D.} and Losty, {M. J.} and J. Lu and J. Ludwig and D. Liu and A. Macchiolo and A. Macpherson and W. Mader and M. Mannelli and S. Marcellini and Martin, {A. J.} and Martin, {J. P.} and G. Martinez and T. Mashimo and P. M{\"o}ttig and McDonald, {W. J.} and J. McKenna and Mckigney, {E. A.} and McMahon, {T. J.} and McPherson, {R. A.} and F. Meijers and P. Mendez-Lorenzo and Merritt, {F. S.} and H. Mes and A. Michelini and S. Mihara and G. Mikenberg and Miller, {D. J.} and W. Mohr and A. Montanari and T. Mori and K. Nagai and I. Nakamura and Neal, {H. A.} and R. Nisius and O'Neale, {S. W.} and Oakham, {F. G.} and F. Odorici and Ogren, {H. O.} and A. Okpara and Oreglia, {M. J.} and S. Orito and G. P{\'a}sztor and Pater, {J. R.} and Patrick, {G. N.} and J. Patt and R. Perez-Ochoa and S. Petzold and P. Pfeifenschneider and Pilcher, {J. E.} and J. Pinfold and Plane, {D. E.} and P. Poffenberger and B. Poli and J. Polok and M. Przybycień and A. Quadt and C. Rembser and H. Rick and S. Robertson and Robins, {S. A.} and N. Rodning and Roney, {J. M.} and S. Rosati and K. Roscoe and Rossi, {A. M.} and Y. Rozen and K. Runge and O. Runolfsson and Rust, {D. R.} and K. Sachs and T. Saeki and O. Sahr and Sang, {W. M.} and Sarkisyan, {E. K.G.} and C. Sbarra and Schaile, {A. D.} and O. Schaile and P. Scharff-Hansen and J. Schieck and S. Schmitt and A. Sch{\"o}ning and M. Schr{\"o}der and M. Schumacher and C. Schwick and Scott, {W. G.} and R. Seuster and Shears, {T. G.} and Shen, {B. C.} and Shepherd-Themistocleous, {C. H.} and P. Sherwood and Siroli, {G. P.} and A. Sittler and A. Skuja and Smith, {A. M.} and Snow, {G. A.} and R. Sobie and S. S{\"o}ldner-Rembold and S. Spagnolo and M. Sproston and A. Stahl and K. Stephens and J. Steuerer and K. Stoll and D. Strom and R. Str{\"o}hmer and B. Surrow and Talbot, {S. D.} and P. Taras and S. Tarem and R. Teuscher and M. Thiergen and J. Thomas and Thomson, {M. A.} and E. Torrence and S. Towers and I. Trigger and Z. Tr{\'o}cs{\'a}nyi and E. Tsur and Turner-Watson, {M. F.} and I. Ueda and {van Kooten}, R. and P. Vannerem and M. Verzocchi and H. Voss and F. W{\"a}ckerle and A. Wagner and Ward, {C. P.} and Ward, {D. R.} and Watkins, {P. M.} and Watson, {A. T.} and Watson, {N. K.} and Wells, {P. S.} and N. Wermes and D. Wetterling and White, {J. S.} and Wilson, {G. W.} and Wilson, {J. A.} and Wyatt, {T. R.} and S. Yamashita and V. Zacek and D. Zer-Zion",
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TY - JOUR

T1 - Test of the flavour independence of αs using next-to-leading order calculations for heavy quarks

AU - Abbiendi, G.

AU - Ackerstaff, K.

AU - Alexander, G.

AU - Allison, J.

AU - Altekamp, N.

AU - Anderson, K. J.

AU - Anderson, S.

AU - Arcelli, S.

AU - Asai, S.

AU - Ashby, S. F.

AU - Axen, D.

AU - Azuelos, G.

AU - Ball, A. H.

AU - Barberio, E.

AU - Barlow, R. J.

AU - Batley, J. R.

AU - Baumann, S.

AU - Bechtluft, J.

AU - Behnke, T.

AU - Bell, K. W.

AU - Bella, G.

AU - Bellerive, A.

AU - Bentvelsen, S.

AU - Bethke, S.

AU - Betts, S.

AU - Biebel, O.

AU - Biguzzi, A.

AU - Bloodworth, I. J.

AU - Bock, P.

AU - Böhme, J.

AU - Bonacorsi, D.

AU - Boutemeur, M.

AU - Braibant, S.

AU - Bright-Thomas, P.

AU - Brigliadori, L.

AU - Brown, R. M.

AU - Burckhart, H. J.

AU - Capiluppi, P.

AU - Carnegie, R. K.

AU - Carter, A. A.

AU - Carter, J. R.

AU - Chang, C. Y.

AU - Charlton, D. G.

AU - Chrisman, D.

AU - Ciocca, C.

AU - Clarke, P. E.L.

AU - Clay, E.

AU - Cohen, I.

AU - Conboy, J. E.

AU - Cooke, O. C.

AU - Couchman, J.

AU - Couyoumtzelis, C.

AU - Coxe, R. L.

AU - Cuffiani, M.

AU - Dado, S.

AU - Dallavalle, G. M.

AU - Davis, R.

AU - de Jong, S.

AU - de Roeck, A.

AU - Dervan, P.

AU - Desch, K.

AU - Dienes, B.

AU - Dixit, M. S.

AU - Dubbert, J.

AU - Duchovni, E.

AU - Duckeck, G.

AU - Duerdoth, I. P.

AU - Estabrooks, P. G.

AU - Etzion, E.

AU - Fabbri, F.

AU - Fanfani, A.

AU - Fanti, M.

AU - Faust, A. A.

AU - Fiedler, F.

AU - Fierro, M.

AU - Fleck, I.

AU - Frey, A.

AU - Fürtjes, A.

AU - Futyan, D. I.

AU - Gagnon, P.

AU - Gary, J. W.

AU - Gascon-Shotkin, S. M.

AU - Gaycken, G.

AU - Geich-Gimbel, C.

AU - Giacomelli, G.

AU - Giacomelli, P.

AU - Gibson, V.

AU - Gibson, W. R.

AU - Gingrich, D. M.

AU - Glenzinski, D.

AU - Goldberg, J.

AU - Gorn, W.

AU - Grandi, C.

AU - Graham, K.

AU - Gross, E.

AU - Grunhaus, J.

AU - Gruwé, M.

AU - Hajdu, C.

AU - Hanson, G. G.

AU - Hansroul, M.

AU - Hapke, M.

AU - Harder, K.

AU - Harel, A.

AU - Hargrove, C. K.

AU - Harin-Dirac, M.

AU - Hauschild, M.

AU - Hawkes, C. M.

AU - Hawkings, R.

AU - Hemingway, R. J.

AU - Herndon, M.

AU - Herten, G.

AU - Heuer, R. D.

AU - Hildreth, M. D.

AU - Hill, J. C.

AU - Hobson, P. R.

AU - Hocker, A.

AU - Hoffman, K.

AU - Homer, R. J.

AU - Honma, A. K.

AU - Horváth, D.

AU - Hossain, K. R.

AU - Howard, R.

AU - Hüntemeyer, P.

AU - Igo-Kemenes, P.

AU - Imrie, D. C.

AU - Ishii, K.

AU - Jacob, F. R.

AU - Jawahery, A.

AU - Jeremie, H.

AU - Jimack, M.

AU - Jones, C. R.

AU - Jovanovic, P.

AU - Junk, T. R.

AU - Kanaya, N.

AU - Kanzaki, J.

AU - Karlen, D.

AU - Kartvelishvili, V.

AU - Kawagoe, K.

AU - Kawamoto, T.

AU - Kayal, P. I.

AU - Keeler, R. K.

AU - Kellogg, R. G.

AU - Kennedy, B. W.

AU - Kim, D. H.

AU - Klier, A.

AU - Kobayashi, T.

AU - Kobel, M.

AU - Kokott, T. P.

AU - Kolrep, M.

AU - Komamiya, Sachio

AU - Kowalewski, R. V.

AU - Kress, T.

AU - Krieger, P.

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PY - 1999/1/1

Y1 - 1999/1/1

N2 - We present a test of the flavour independence of the strong coupling constant for charm and bottom quarks with respect to light (uds) quarks, based on a hadronic event sample obtained with the OPAL detector at LEP. Five observables related to global event shapes were used to measure αs in three flavour tagged samples (uds, c and b). The event shape distributions were fitted by O(α2 s) calculations of jet production taking into account mass effects for the c and b quarks. We find: αc s/αuds s = 0.997 ± 0.038 (stat.) ± 0.030 (syst.) ± 0.012 (theory) and αb s/αuds s = 0.993 ± 0.008 (stat.) ± 0.006 (syst.) ± 0.011 (theory).

AB - We present a test of the flavour independence of the strong coupling constant for charm and bottom quarks with respect to light (uds) quarks, based on a hadronic event sample obtained with the OPAL detector at LEP. Five observables related to global event shapes were used to measure αs in three flavour tagged samples (uds, c and b). The event shape distributions were fitted by O(α2 s) calculations of jet production taking into account mass effects for the c and b quarks. We find: αc s/αuds s = 0.997 ± 0.038 (stat.) ± 0.030 (syst.) ± 0.012 (theory) and αb s/αuds s = 0.993 ± 0.008 (stat.) ± 0.006 (syst.) ± 0.011 (theory).

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AN - SCOPUS:0001763679

VL - 11

SP - 643

EP - 659

JO - European Physical Journal C

JF - European Physical Journal C

SN - 1434-6044

IS - 4

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