Determination of αs in NNLO QCD using H1 jet cross section measurements
Max Planck Institute for Physics (Werner Heisenberg Institute), Munich
Published online: 19 April 2019
Measurements of jet cross sections in neutral current deep-inelastic scattering (NC DIS) using data taken with the H1 detector at HERA are accomplished by the precision measurement of double-diﬀerential inclusive jet, dijet and trijet cross sections at low photon virtualities 5.5 < Q2 < 80 GeV2, and by extending previous inclusive jet measurements in the range 150 < Q2 < 15000 GeV2 to low transverse jet momenta 5 < PT < 7 GeV. The strong coupling constant at the Z-boson mass, αs(mZ), is determined in next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) QCD using H1 inclusive jet and dijet cross section measurements. Complementary, αs(mZ) is determined together with parton distribution functions of the proton (PDFs) from jet and inclusive DIS data measured by the H1 experiment. The running of the strong coupling is tested at diﬀerent values of the renormalisation scale and the results are found to be in agreement with the QCD expectations.
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