Author(s): The SLD Collaboration
Presenting author: Tracy Usher
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Title of the presentation: B-Bbar Energy Correlations in Z^0->bb Decays
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Session of 1st preference: 1-Hard High Energy QCD and Structure Functions
Session of 2nd preference: 4-Heavy Flavor
We present a preliminary first measurement of the correlation between the energies of the leading B hadrons produced in Z^0->b bbar decays. The measurement was performed using hadronic Z^0 events recorded in the SLD experiment at SLAC between 1996 and 1998. The small and stable SLC beam spot and the CCD-based vertex detector were used to reconstruct B decay vertices with high efficiency and purity. They also enabled us to measure B hadron energies with good efficiency and resolution over the full kinematic range. In events with two tagged B hadrons, we calculated moments of the 2D energy distribution and compared the measured correlation with a leading order QCD calculation and with the Peterson fragmentation model.