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- n. The formation of hadrons from free quarks and gluons.
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This fact manifests itself in the uncertain energy of the b-quark jet, because the jet of colourless hadrons produced by the b-quark hadronization forcefully contains a quark which is coming not from the top quark, but from some other player in the interaction.
In the graph labeled "(b)" you see why the top quark can never be "taken alone": it is always color-connected by a coloured line passing through the b-quark and the other quarks participating in the b hadronization, with another quark produced somewhere else by the collision, and perfectly oblivious of the kinematics of top decay.