A Monte Carlo study of high transverse energy triggers in PP collisions at Plab=400 Gev/c
Naudet, Charles Joseph.
Mietinen, Hannu E.
Master of Arts
We have studied the properties of typical inelastic final states in pp collisions at =4 Gev/c under triggering conditions similar to those used in actual jet experiments . The events were generated by a Monte Carlo method 'which employed experimentally observed multiplicity and inclusive momentum distributions and constrained all the events to conserve momentum and energy. We find that a requirement of high transverse energy in a given solid angle selects mostly very high multiplicity events. Some experimentally observed momentum correlations seem to be of kinematical orgin and the triggered events have a similar transverse energy spectrum, but a less coplanar event structure than what is observed in experimental data.