High precision data of lepton angular distributions in inclusive Z boson production, reported by the CMS and ATLAS Collaborations, showed pronounced transverse momentum (qT) dependencies of the A0 and A2 coefficients. Violation of the Lam-Tung relation, A0=A2, was also found. An intuitive understanding of these results can be obtained from a geometric approach. We predict that A0 and A2 for Z plus single gluon-jet events are very different from that of Z plus single quark-jet events, allowing a new experimental tool for checking various algorithms which attempt to discriminate quark jets from gluon jets. We also predict that the Lam-Tung relation would be more severely violated for the Z plus multiple-jet data than what has been observed so far for inclusive Z production data. These predictions can be readily tested using existing LHC data.
|Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
|Published - Oct 10 2019
- Jet discrimination
- Z decay angular distribution
- Z-boson production
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics