Three-jet production in the reaction ep → eXp has been studied with the ZEUS detector at HERA using an integrated luminosity of 42.74 pb-1.The data were measured in the kinematic region 5 < Q2 < 100 GeV2, 200 < W < 250 GeV and 23 < MX < 40 GeV. The diffractive signal was selected by requiring a large rapidity gap in the outgoing proton direction. Jets were reconstructed in the centre-of-mass system of X using the exclusive kT-algorithm. A sample of three-jet events in diffraction has been identified. Differential cross sections were measured as a function of the jet pseudorapidity and jet transverse momentum with respect to the virtual photon-pomeron axis. The jets going in the pomeron direction are broader than those going in the virtual-photon direction. This is consistent with models predicting that gluons are predominantly produced in the pomeron direction and quarks in the virtual-photon direction. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Chekanov, S.; Derrick, M.; Krakauer, D.; Magill, S.; Musgrave, B.; Pellegrino, A.; Repond, J.; Yoshida, R.; Mattingly, Margarita C. K.; Antonioli, P.; Bari, G.; Basile, M.; Bellagamba, L.; Boscherini, D.; Bruni, A.; Bruni, G.; Cara Romeo, G.; Cifarelli, L.; Cindolo, F.; Contin, A.; Corradi, M.; De Pasquale, S.; Giusti, P.; Iacobucci, G.; Levi, G.; Margotti, A.; Massam, T.; Nania, R.; Palmonari, F.; Pesci, A.; and Sartorelli, G., "Three-jet Production in Diffractive Deep Inelastic Scattering at HERA" (2001). Faculty Publications. 2217.
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