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Rapidity evolution of Wilson lines at the next-to-leading order

By Ian Balitsky and Giovanni Chirilli

Abstract

At high energies particles move very fast so the proper degrees of freedom for the fast gluons moving along the straight lines are Wilson-line operators - infinite gauge factors ordered along the line. In the framework of operator expansion in Wilson lines the energy dependence of the amplitudes is determined by the rapidity evolution of Wilson lines. We present the next-to-leading order hierarchy of the evolution equations for Wilson-line operators

Topics: 72 Physics Of Elementary Particles And Fields
Publisher: Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (U.S.)
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.111501
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