skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Jet cross sections at the LHC and the quest for higher precision

Abstract

We perform a phenomenological study of Z plus jet, Higgs plus jet and di-jet production at the Large Hadron Collider. We investigate in particular the dependence of the leading jet cross section on the jet radius as a function of the jet transverse momentum. Theoretical predictions are obtained using perturbative QCD calculations at the next-to and next-to-next-to-leading order, using a range of renormalization and factorization scales. The fixed order predictions are compared to results obtained from matching next-to-leading order calculations to parton showers. A study of the scale dependence as a function of the jet radius is used to provide a better estimate of the scale uncertainty for small jet sizes. The non-perturbative corrections as a function of jet radius are estimated from different generators.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [3];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [11];  [12]
  1. Lund Univ. (Sweden)
  2. Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland (United Kingdom)
  3. Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland)
  4. Univ. of Zurich (Switzerland); Federal Inst. of Technology, Zurich (Switzerland)
  5. Durham Univ. (United Kingdom)
  6. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
  7. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland)
  8. Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI (United States)
  9. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
  10. Univ. of Lisbon (Portugal)
  11. Univ. of Vienna (Austria)
  12. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Geneva (Switzerland); Univ. of Grenoble (France); Univ. Savoie Mont Blanc, Annecy (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1529334
Report Number(s):
[arXiv:1903.12563; FERMILAB-PUB-19-100-T; CERN-TH-2019-038; SLAC-PUB-17411, UWTHPH-2019-9; LAPTH-019/19; CFTP/19-006; ZU-TH 16/19; LU-TP-19-10, MCnet-19-06; IPPP/19/22]
[Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044; oai:inspirehep.net:1727354]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC02-07CH11359]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 80; Journal Issue: 2]; Journal ID: ISSN 1434-6044
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Bellm, Johannes, Buckley, Andy, Chen, Xuan, Ridder, Aude Gehrmann-De, Gehrmann, Thomas, Glover, Nigel, Höche, Stefan, Huss, Alexander, Huston, Joey, Kuttimalai, Silvan, Pires, Joao, Plätzer, Simon, and Re, Emanuele. Jet cross sections at the LHC and the quest for higher precision. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7574-x.
Bellm, Johannes, Buckley, Andy, Chen, Xuan, Ridder, Aude Gehrmann-De, Gehrmann, Thomas, Glover, Nigel, Höche, Stefan, Huss, Alexander, Huston, Joey, Kuttimalai, Silvan, Pires, Joao, Plätzer, Simon, & Re, Emanuele. Jet cross sections at the LHC and the quest for higher precision. United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7574-x.
Bellm, Johannes, Buckley, Andy, Chen, Xuan, Ridder, Aude Gehrmann-De, Gehrmann, Thomas, Glover, Nigel, Höche, Stefan, Huss, Alexander, Huston, Joey, Kuttimalai, Silvan, Pires, Joao, Plätzer, Simon, and Re, Emanuele. Wed . "Jet cross sections at the LHC and the quest for higher precision". United States. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7574-x. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1529334.
@article{osti_1529334,
title = {Jet cross sections at the LHC and the quest for higher precision},
author = {Bellm, Johannes and Buckley, Andy and Chen, Xuan and Ridder, Aude Gehrmann-De and Gehrmann, Thomas and Glover, Nigel and Höche, Stefan and Huss, Alexander and Huston, Joey and Kuttimalai, Silvan and Pires, Joao and Plätzer, Simon and Re, Emanuele},
abstractNote = {We perform a phenomenological study of Z plus jet, Higgs plus jet and di-jet production at the Large Hadron Collider. We investigate in particular the dependence of the leading jet cross section on the jet radius as a function of the jet transverse momentum. Theoretical predictions are obtained using perturbative QCD calculations at the next-to and next-to-next-to-leading order, using a range of renormalization and factorization scales. The fixed order predictions are compared to results obtained from matching next-to-leading order calculations to parton showers. A study of the scale dependence as a function of the jet radius is used to provide a better estimate of the scale uncertainty for small jet sizes. The non-perturbative corrections as a function of jet radius are estimated from different generators.},
doi = {10.1140/epjc/s10052-019-7574-x},
journal = {European Physical Journal. C, Particles and Fields},
number = [2],
volume = [80],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

A critical appraisal of NLO+PS matching methods
journal, September 2012

  • Höche, Stefan; Krauss, Frank; Schönherr, Marek
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2012, Issue 9
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP09(2012)049

MadDipole: automation of the dipole subtraction method in MadGraph/MadEvent
journal, September 2008


Matching NLO QCD computations and parton shower simulations
journal, June 2002


Higgs Boson Production in Association with Three Jets
journal, May 2004


LHAPDF6: parton density access in the LHC precision era
journal, March 2015


GoSam-2.0: a tool for automated one-loop calculations within the Standard Model and beyond
journal, August 2014


MHV Rules for Higgs Plus Multi-Gluon Amplitudes
journal, December 2004


Z -Boson Production in Association with a Jet at Next-To-Next-To-Leading Order in Perturbative QCD
journal, April 2016


Precise Predictions for Dijet Production at the LHC
journal, October 2017


W + n -Jet Predictions at the Large Hadron Collider at Next-To-Leading Order Matched with a Parton Shower
journal, January 2013


Lepton pair production at large transverse momentum in second order QCD
journal, January 1983


NLO QCD predictions for internal jet shapes in DIS at HERA
journal, August 1999


The two-loop QCD matrix element for e+e−→3 jets
journal, April 2002


Update of the Binoth Les Houches Accord for a standard interface between Monte Carlo tools and one-loop programs
journal, February 2014


Event generation with SHERPA 1.1
journal, February 2009


QCD radiative corrections to parton-parton scattering
journal, June 1986


Dipole showers and automated NLO matching in Herwig++
journal, November 2012


Next-to-Leading-Order QCD Corrections to Higgs Boson Plus Jet Production with Full Top-Quark Mass Dependence
journal, April 2018


Antenna subtraction at NNLO with hadronic initial states: initial-final configurations
journal, January 2010

  • Daleo, Alejandro; Gehrmann-De Ridder, Aude; Gehrmann, Thomas
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2010, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2010)118

Two-loop QCD helicity amplitudes for massless quark-massless gauge boson scattering
journal, June 2003


Matching NLO QCD computations with parton shower simulations: the POWHEG method
journal, November 2007


Next-to-Next-to Leading Order QCD Predictions for Single Jet Inclusive Production at the LHC
journal, February 2017


Controlling inclusive cross sections in parton shower + matrix element merging
journal, August 2013


Merging NLO multi-jet calculations with improved unitarization
journal, March 2018


Automated one-loop calculations with GoSam
journal, March 2012


Threshold and Jet Radius Joint Resummation for Single-Inclusive Jet Production
journal, November 2017


Higgs boson production in association with a jet at next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD
journal, June 2013

  • Boughezal, Radja; Caola, Fabrizio; Melnikov, Kirill
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2013, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2013)072

One-loop amplitudes for e+e− -+ Q
journal, March 1997


Precise QCD predictions for the production of Higgs + jet final states
journal, January 2015


Precise QCD Predictions for the Production of a Z Boson in Association with a Hadronic Jet
journal, July 2016


Rivet user manual
journal, December 2013

  • Buckley, Andy; Butterworth, Jonathan; Grellscheid, David
  • Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 184, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.cpc.2013.05.021

Jet pair production in POWHEG
journal, April 2011

  • Alioli, Simone; Hamilton, Keith; Nason, Paolo
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2011, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2011)081

Analytic one-loop amplitudes for a Higgs boson plus four partons
journal, August 2009


Gluon–gluon antenna functions from Higgs boson decay
journal, April 2005


Two-loop amplitudes with nested sums: Fermionic contributions to e + e q q ¯ g
journal, December 2002


Two-loop QCD helicity amplitudes for $ q\overline q $ → W ±γ and $ q\overline q $ → Z 0γ
journal, February 2012

  • Gehrmann, Thomas; Tancredi, Lorenzo
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2012, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2012)004

Analytic results for the one-loop NMHV Hqgg amplitude
journal, December 2009


Mass effects in the Higgs-gluon coupling: boosted vs. off-shell production
journal, February 2015

  • Buschmann, Malte; Gonçalves, Dorival; Kuttimalai, Silvan
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2015, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2015)038

Higgs Boson Production in Association with a Jet at Next-to-Next-to-Leading Order
journal, August 2015


One-loop QCD corrections to gluon-gluon scattering at NNLO
journal, May 2001


One-loop corrections to two-quark three-gluon amplitudes
journal, March 1995


Antenna subtraction with hadronic initial states
journal, April 2007


Cross section for five-jet production in e+e− annihilation
journal, December 1989


Automation of one-loop QCD computations
journal, May 2011

  • Hirschi, Valentin; Frederix, Rikkert; Frixione, Stefano
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2011, Issue 5
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP05(2011)044

MHV Rules for Higgs Plus Multi-Parton Amplitudes
journal, March 2005


Analytic continuation of the Sudakov form factor in QCD
journal, December 1990


One-loop corrections to five-gluon amplitudes
journal, May 1993


One-loop radiative corrections to the helicity amplitudes of QCD processes involving four quarks and one gluon
journal, September 1994


SHERPA 1. , a proof-of-concept version
journal, February 2004


The anti- k t jet clustering algorithm
journal, April 2008


Infrared structure at NNLO using antenna subtraction
journal, April 2013

  • Currie, James; Glover, E. W. N.; Wells, Steven
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2013, Issue 4
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP04(2013)066

Vector boson production at colliders: A theoretical reappraisal
journal, November 1984


The tbar-t cross-section at 1.8 and 1.96 TeV: a study of the systematics due to parton densities and scale dependence
journal, April 2004


One-loop amplitudes for e+e− to four partons
journal, March 1998


MadGraph 5: going beyond
journal, June 2011

  • Alwall, Johan; Herquet, Michel; Maltoni, Fabio
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2011, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2011)128

Non-perturbative QCD effects in jets at hadron colliders
journal, February 2008


Two-loop QCD corrections to gluon–gluon scattering
journal, July 2001


Scattering Amplitudes with Open Loops
journal, March 2012


Soft modifications to jet fragmentation in high energy proton–proton collisions
journal, August 2019


NNLO QCD corrections to jet production at hadron colliders from gluon scattering
journal, January 2014

  • Currie, James; Ridder, Aude Gehrmann-De; Glover, E. W. N.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2014)110

A general framework for implementing NLO calculations in shower Monte Carlo programs: the POWHEG BOX
journal, June 2010

  • Alioli, Simone; Nason, Paolo; Oleari, Carlo
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2010, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2010)043

PYTHIA 6.4 physics and manual
journal, May 2006


Coherent parton showers with local recoils
journal, January 2011


The automated computation of tree-level and next-to-leading order differential cross sections, and their matching to parton shower simulations
journal, July 2014

  • Alwall, J.; Frederix, R.; Frixione, S.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2014, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2014)079

Two-Loop Helicity Amplitudes for Gluon-Gluon Scattering in QCD and Supersymmetric Yang-Mills Theory
journal, March 2002


Two-loop QCD helicity amplitudes for e+e−→3 jets
journal, October 2002


A general algorithm for calculating jet cross sections in NLO QCD
journal, February 1997


Multi-parton amplitudes in gauge theories
journal, February 1991


Inclusive jet spectrum for small-radius jets
journal, June 2016

  • Dasgupta, Mrinal; Dreyer, Frédéric A.; Salam, Gavin P.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016, Issue 6
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP06(2016)057

Origin of the large perturbative corrections to Higgs production at hadron colliders
journal, February 2009


NNLO QCD corrections to Higgs boson production at large transverse momentum
journal, October 2016

  • Chen, X.; Cruz-Martinez, J.; Gehrmann, T.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2016)066

Antenna subtraction at NNLO
journal, September 2005

  • Ridder, Aude Gehrmann-De; Gehrmann, Thomas; Glover, E. W. Nigel
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2005, Issue 09
  • DOI: 10.1088/1126-6708/2005/09/056

One-loop QCD corrections to massless quark scattering at NNLO
journal, May 2001


Antenna subtraction at NNLO with hadronic initial states: double real initial-initial configurations
journal, October 2012

  • Gehrmann-De Ridder, A.; Gehrmann, T.; Ritzmann, M.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2012, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2012)047

The one-loop QCD corrections for
journal, March 1997


The NNLO QCD corrections to Z boson production at large transverse momentum
journal, July 2016

  • Ridder, A. Gehrmann-De; Gehrmann, T.; Glover, E. W. N.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2016, Issue 7
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP07(2016)133

Herwig++ physics and manual
journal, November 2008


QCD coherent branching and semi-inclusive processes at large χ
journal, February 1991


Exact expressions for processes involving a vector boson and up to five partons
journal, July 1989


Two-loop QCD corrections to the helicity amplitudes for H → 3 partons
journal, February 2012

  • Gehrmann, T.; Jaquier, M.; Glover, E. W. N.
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2012, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2012)056

Single Jet Inclusive Production for the Individual Jet $p_{\rm T}$ Scale Choice at the LHC
journal, January 2017


Phenomenology of single-inclusive jet production with jet radius and threshold resummation
journal, March 2018


One-loop Higgs plus four gluon amplitudes: full analytic results
journal, January 2010

  • Badger, Simon; Nigel Glover, E. W.; Mastrolia, Pierpaolo
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2010, Issue 1
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP01(2010)036

Quark–gluon antenna functions from neutralino decay
journal, April 2005


Amplitudes for multi-parton processes involving a current at e+e−, e±p, and hadron colliders
journal, February 1989


A New Method for Combining NLO QCD with Shower Monte Carlo Algorithms
journal, November 2004


Antenna subtraction at NNLO with hadronic initial states: double real radiation for initial-initial configurations with two quark flavours
journal, February 2011

  • Boughezal, Radja; Gehrmann-De Ridder, Aude; Ritzmann, Mathias
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2011, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP02(2011)098

PDF4LHC recommendations for LHC Run II
journal, January 2016

  • Butterworth, Jon; Carrazza, Stefano; Cooper-Sarkar, Amanda
  • Journal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics, Vol. 43, Issue 2
  • DOI: 10.1088/0954-3899/43/2/023001

The dipole formalism for next-to-leading order QCD calculations with massive partons
journal, April 2002


A parton shower algorithm based on Catani-Seymour dipole factorisation
journal, March 2008


Two-loop QCD corrections to massless quark–gluon scattering
journal, July 2001


Infrared sensitivity of single jet inclusive production at hadron colliders
journal, October 2018

  • Currie, James; Gehrmann-De Ridder, Aude; Gehrmann, Thomas
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2018, Issue 10
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP10(2018)155

Automation of next-to-leading order computations in QCD: the FKS subtraction
journal, October 2009


Automating dipole subtraction for QCD NLO calculations
journal, December 2007


Herwig 7.0/Herwig++ 3.0 release note
journal, April 2016


Jets at hadron colliders at order α s 3 : A look inside
journal, December 1992


The one-loop QCD corrections for
journal, September 1997


Antenna subtraction at NNLO with hadronic initial states: real-virtual initial-initial configurations
journal, December 2011

  • Gehrmann, Thomas; Monni, Pier Francesco
  • Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 2011, Issue 12
  • DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2011)049

A modified cluster-hadronisation model
journal, August 2004


Second-Order QCD Corrections to Jet Production at Hadron Colliders: The All-Gluon Contribution
journal, April 2013


Next-to-Next-to-Leading-Order QCD Corrections to the Transverse Momentum Distribution of Weak Gauge Bosons
journal, March 2018


New formalism for QCD parton showers
journal, December 2003