Authors

H. Abramowicz, Tel Aviv University
I. Abt, Max Planck Institute for Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute)
L. Adamczyk, AGH University of Science and Technology
M. Adamus, National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ)
R. Aggarwal, Panjab University
S. Antonelli, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
P. Antonioli, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
A. Antonov, National Research Nuclear University MEPhI
M. Arneodo, Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale "Amedeo Avogadro"
V. Aushev, Institute of Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine
Y. Aushev, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
O. Bachynska, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
A. Bamberger, Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
A. N. Barakbaev, Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan
G. Barbagli, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Firenze
G. Bari, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
F. Barreiro, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
N. Bartosik, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
D. Bartsch, Universität Bonn
M. Basile, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
O. Behnke, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
J. Behr, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
U. Behrens, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
L. Bellagamba, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
A. Bertolin, Istituto Nazionale Di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Padova
S. Bhadra, York University
M. Bindi, Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Bologna
C. Blohm, Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY)
V. Bokhonov, Institute of Nuclear Research, National Academy of Sciences in Ukraine
T. Bołd, AGH University of Science and Technology
K. Bondarenko, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Margarita C. K. Mattingly, Andrews UniversityFollow

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-27-2012

Abstract

Three-jet production in deep inelastic ep scattering and photoproduction was investigated with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of up to 127pb-1. Measurements of differential cross sections are presented as functions of angular correlations between the three jets in the final state and the proton-beam direction. These correlations provide a stringent test of perturbative QCD and show sensitivity to the contributions from different color configurations. Fixed-order perturbative calculations assuming the values of the color factors CF, CA, and TF as derived from a variety of gauge groups were compared to the measurements to study the underlying gauge group symmetry. The measured angular correlations in the deep inelastic ep scattering and photoproduction regimes are consistent with the admixture of color configurations as predicted by SU(3) and disfavour other symmetry groups, such as SU(N) in the limit of large N. © 2012 American Physical Society.

Journal Title

Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

Volume

85

Issue

5

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevD.85.052008

First Department

Physics

Acknowledgements

Retrieved January 28, 2021 from https://arxiv.org/pdf/0808.3783.pdf

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