Inclusive charged hadron production in two-photon collisions at LEP

P. Achard, O. Adriani, M. Aguilar-Benitez, J. Alcaraz, G. Alemanni, J. Allaby, A. Aloisio, M. G. Alviggi, H. Anderhub, V. P. Andreev, F. Anselmo, A. Arefiev, T. Azemoon, T. Aziz, P. Bagnaia, A. Bajo, G. Baksay, L. Baksay, S. V. Baldew, S. BanerjeeSw Banerjee, A. Barczyk, R. Barillère, P. Bartalini, M. Basile, N. Batalova, R. Battiston, A. Bay, F. Becattini, U. Becker, F. Behner, L. Bellucci, R. Berbeco, J. Berdugo, P. Berges, B. Bertucci, B. L. Betev, M. Biasini, M. Biglietti, A. Biland, J. J. Blaising, S. C. Blyth, G. J. Bobbink, A. Böhm, L. Boldizsar, B. Borgia, S. Bottai, D. Bourilkov, M. Bourquin, J. Mans, L3 Collaboration

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Abstract

Inclusive charged hadron production, e+e- →e+e-h±X, is studied using 414 pb-1 of data collected at LEP with the L3 detector at centre-of-mass energies between 189 and 202 GeV. Single particle inclusive differential cross sections are measured as a function of the particle transverse momentum, pt , and pseudo-rapidity, η. For pt≤ 1.5 GeV, the data are well described by an exponential, typical of soft hadronic processes. For higher pt , the onset of perturbative QCD processes is observed. The π ±production cross section for pt > 5 GeV is much higher than the NLO QCD predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)105-114
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume554
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 20 2003

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