Consistent measurements of
from precise oriented event shape distributions
The DELPHI Collaboration
22 LIP, IST, FCUL - Av. Elias Garcia, 14-1o,
1000 Lisboa Codex, Portugal
Received: 8 October 1999
/ Revised version: 26 January 2000
Published online: 18 May 2000 - © Springer-Verlag 2000
An updated analysis using about 1.5 million events recorded at with the DELPHI detector in 1994 is presented. Eighteen infrared and collinear safe event shape observables are measured as a function of the polar angle of the thrust axis. The data are compared to theoretical calculations in including the event orientation. A combined fit of and of the renormalization scale in ( ) yields an excellent description of the high statistics data.
The weighted average from 18 observables including quark mass effects and correlations is . The final result, derived from the jet cone energy fraction, the observable with the smallest theoretical and experimental uncertainty, is
Further studies include an determination using theoretical predictions in the next-to-leading log approximation (NLLA), matched NLLA and ( ) predictions as well as theoretically motivated optimized scale setting methods. The influence of higher order contributions was also investigated by using the method of Padé approximants. Average values derived from the different approaches are in good agreement.
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