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Analysis of transverse momentum correlations in hadronic Z decays

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Journal publication date4/02/1999
JournalPhysics Letters B
Number of pages16
Original languageEnglish


In a recent paper, evidence was presented for a significant, positive correlation between the total transverse momenta of particles on opposite hemispheres of hadronic events. A new, model independent analysis of the data has been made. Two components can be distinguished in the correlation, and quantitative estimates of each are given. The results form a significant test of Monte Carlo models and some of the physics behind them.