PS04 Hard QCD
Extraction of the x-dependence of the non-perturbative QCD b-quark fragmentation distribution component
U. de Paris-Sud, Lab. de l’Accélérateur Linéaire (L.A.L.), Orsay and IN2P3-CNRS,
2 LPNHE, Universités de Paris 6-7 and IN2P3-CNRS,
Accepted: 25 November 2003
Published online: 3 December 2003
Using recent measurements of the b-quark fragmentation distribution obtained in events, registered at the Z pole, the non-perturbative QCD component of the fragmentation distribution has been extracted independently of any hadronic physics modelling. This distribution depends only on the way the perturbative QCD component has been defined. When the perturbative QCD component is taken from a parton shower Monte-Carlo, the non-perturbative QCD component is rather similar with those obtained from the Lund or Bowler models. When the perturbative QCD component is the result of an analytic NLL computation, the non-perturbative QCD component has to be extended in a non-physical region and thus cannot be described by any hadronic modelling. In the two examples, used to characterize these two situations, which are studied at present, it happens that the extracted non-perturbative QCD distribution has the same shape, being simply translated to higher-x values in the second approach, illustrating the ability of the analytic perturbative QCD computation to account for softer gluon radiation than with a parton shower generator.
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