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Particles and Fields
Eur. Phys. J. C 4, 623-629
DOI 10.1007/s100529800932

The Cambridge jet algorithm: features and applications

Stan Bentvelsen1 - Irmtraud Meyer2

1 CERN, European Organisation for Particle Physics, CH-1211 Geneva 23, Switzerland
2 III. Physikalisches Institut, RWTH Aachen, D-52056 Aachen, Germany

Received: 11 March 1998 / Published online: 2 July 1998

Jet clustering algorithms are widely used to analyse hadronic events in high energy collisions. Recently a new clustering method, known as `Cambridge', has been introduced. In this article we present an algorithm to determine the transition values of \ensuremath{y_{\mathrm{cut}}} for this clustering scheme, which allows to resolve any event to a definite number of jets in the final state. We discuss some particularities of the Cambridge clustering method and compare its performance to the Durham clustering scheme for Monte Carlo generated \ensuremath{\mathrm{e^+e^-}} annihilation events.

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