Jet activity versus alignment
D.V. Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, 119992, Vorobievy Gory, Moscow, Russia
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The hypothesis of the relation between the observed alignment of spots in x-ray films in cosmic ray emulsion experiments and the features of events in which jets prevail at super-high energies is tested. Due to the strong dynamical correlation between jet axis directions and that between the momenta of jet particles (almost collinearity), the evaluated degree of alignment is considerably larger than that for randomly selected chaotically located spots in the x-ray film. It appears to be comparable with the experimental data provided that the height of the primary interaction, the collision energy and the total energy of the selected clusters meet certain conditions. The Monte Carlo generator PYTHIA, which basically well describes jet events in hadron-hadron interactions, was used for the analysis.
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