In the description of the production properties of gauge bosons (W±, Z0, γ*) at colliders, the lowest-order graph normally is not sufficient. The contributions of higher orders can be introduced either by an explicit order-by-order matrix-element calculation, by a resummation procedure or by a parton-shower algorithm. Each approach has its advantages and disadvantages. We here introduce a method that allows the parton-shower algorithm to be augmented by higher-order information, thereby offering an economical route to a description of all event properties. It is tested by comparing with the P⊥ spectrum of W bosons at the Tevatron.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Jan 1|
Subject classification (UKÄ)
- Subatomic Physics