Experimental test of the flavor independence of the quark-gluon coupling constant

M. Althoff, W. Braunschweig, F. J. Kirschfink, K. Lübelsmeyer, H. U. Martyn, J. Rimkus, P. Rosskamp, H. G. Sander, D. Schmitz, H. Siebke, W. Wallraff, H. M. Fischer, H. Hartmann, A. Jocksch, G. Knop, L. Köpke, H. Kolanoski, H. Kück, V. Mertens, R. WedemeyerM. Wollstadt, Y. Eisenberg, A. Eskreys, K. Gather, H. Hultschig, P. Joos, U. Kötz, H. Kowalski, A. Ladage, B. Löhr, D. Lüke, P. Mättig, D. Notz, R. J. Nowak, J. Pyrlik, M. Rushton, W. Schütte, D. Trines, G. Wolf, Ch Xiao, R. Fohrmann, E. Hilger, T. Kracht, H. L. Krasemann, P. Leu, E. Lohrmann, D. Pandoulas, G. Poelz, K. U. Pösnecker, B. H. Wiik, R. Beuselinck, D. M. Binnie, A. J. Campbell, P. Dornan, B. Foster, D. A. Garbutt, C. Jenkins, T. D. Jones, W. G. Jones, J. McCardle, J. K. Sedgbeer, J. Thomas, W. A.T. Wan Abdullah, K. W. Bell, M. G. Bowler, P. Bull, R. J. Cashmore, P. E.L. Clarke, R. Devenish, P. Grossmann, C. M. Hawkes, S. L. Lloyd, G. L. Salmon, T. R. Wyatt, C. Youngman, G. E. Forden, J. C. Hart, J. Harvey, D. K. Hasell, J. Proudfoot, D. H. Saxon, F. Barreiro, M. Dittmar, M. Holder, G. Kreutz, B. Neumann, E. Duchovni, U. Karshon, G. Mikenberg, R. Mir, D. Revel, E. Ronat, A. Shapira, G. Yekutieli, G. Baranko, T. Barklow, A. Caldwell, M. Cherney, J. M. Izen, M. Mermikides, G. Rudolph, D. Strom, M. Takashima, H. Venkataramania, E. Wicklund, Sau Lan Wu, G. Zobernig

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Abstract

Reconstruction of charged D*'s produced inclusively in e+e-. annihilation at CM energies near 34.4 GeV is accomplished in the decay modes D*+→D0π+→K -gp+π0π+ and D*+→D0π+→ K-gp+π-π+π+ and their charge conjugates. Using these and previously reported D*+→D0π+→K- gp+π+ and D*+→D0π+→ K-gp+π+ + missing π0 channels we present evidence for hard gluon bremsstrahlung from charm quarks and show that the ratio of the quark-gluon coupling constant of charm quarks to the coupling constant obtained in the average hadronic event, αs c αrms = 100 ± 0.20 ± 1.20. Our result provides evidence that the quark-gluon coupling constant is independent of flavor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-324
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume138
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 19 1984
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Althoff, M., Braunschweig, W., Kirschfink, F. J., Lübelsmeyer, K., Martyn, H. U., Rimkus, J., Rosskamp, P., Sander, H. G., Schmitz, D., Siebke, H., Wallraff, W., Fischer, H. M., Hartmann, H., Jocksch, A., Knop, G., Köpke, L., Kolanoski, H., Kück, H., Mertens, V., ... Zobernig, G. (1984). Experimental test of the flavor independence of the quark-gluon coupling constant. Physics Letters B, 138(4), 317-324. https://doi.org/10.1016/0370-2693(84)91668-X