Topology of three-jet events in p¯p collisions at s=1.8 TeV Academic Article uri icon


  • The production and event topology of three-jet events produced in pp» collisions at s=1.8 TeV have been studied with the Collider Detector at Fermilab at the Tevatron Collider. The distributions of the three-jet angular variables (* and cos*) and of the variables describing the energy sharing between jets (x3 and x4) are found to agree well with tree-level QCD calculations. These distributions are predicted to have different shapes for different initial-state subprocesses (quark-antiquark, quark-gluon, and gluon-gluon). The data are consistent with the small expected contribution from quark-antiquark initial states, in agreement with theoretical expectations. © 1992 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Abe, F., Amidei, D., Apollinari, G., Atac, M., Auchincloss, P., Baden, A. R., ... Zucchelli, S.

citation count

  • 248

publication date

  • March 1992