Generalised Tsallis statistics in electron-positron collisions

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The scaling of charged hadron fragmentation functions to the Tsallis distribution for the momentum fraction 0.01≲x≲0.2 is presented for various e+e- collision energies. A possible microcanonical generalisation of the Tsallis distribution is proposed, which gives good agreement with measured data up to x-1. The proposal is based on superstatistics and a Koba-Nielsen-Olesen (KNO) like scaling of multiplicity distributions in e+e- experiments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-116
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 27 2011


  • Ee annihilation
  • Fragmentation
  • Microcanonical
  • Non-extensive
  • Superstatistics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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