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Author de Florian, D. ♦ Stratmann, M. ♦ Vogelsang, W.
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 1997-11-19
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Phenomenology ♦ physics:hep-ph
Abstract We analyze experimental data for the production of Lambda baryons in e^+e^- annihilation in terms of scale dependent, QCD evolved, Lambda fragmentation functions. Apart from the vast majority of the data for which the polarization of an observed Lambda was not determined, we also consider the recent LEP measurements of the longitudinal polarization of Lambda's produced on the Z-resonance. Such data correspond to spin-dependent fragmentation functions for the Lambda. We point out that the present data are insufficient to satisfactorily fix these. We therefore suggest several different sets of fragmentation functions, all compatible with present data, and study the prospects for conceivable future semi-inclusive deep-inelastic scattering experiments to discriminate between them. We provide the complete next-to-leading order QCD framework for all the processes we consider.
Description Reference: Phys.Rev. D57 (1998) 5811-5824
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 39


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