Charged particles and neutral kaons in photoproduced jets at HERA
ZEUS Collaboration, J. Breitweg et al.
Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL, USA
Received: 18 November 1997
Charged particles () and K0 mesons have been studied in photoproduced events containing at least one jet of ET > 8GeV in a pseudorapidity interval (-0.5, 0.5) in the ZEUS laboratory frame. Distributions are presented in terms of transverse momentum, pseudorapidity and distance of the particle from the axis of a jet. The properties of within the jet are described well using the standard settings of PYTHIA, but the use of the multiparton interaction option improves the description outside the jets. A reasonable overall description of the K0 behaviour is possible with PYTHIA using a reduced value of the strangeness suppression parameter. The numbers of and K0 within a jet as defined above are measured to be and respectively. Fragmentation functions are presented for and K0 in photoproduced jets; agreement is found with calculations of Binnewies et al. and, at higher momenta, with scattering and with standard PYTHIA. Fragmentation functions in direct photoproduced events are extracted, and at higher momenta give good agreement with data from related processes in e+e- annihilation and deep inelastic ep scattering.