44 research outputs found

    Issues of Reggeization in qq′qq' Back-Angle Scattering

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    The Kirschner-Lipatov result for the DLLA of high-energy qq′qq' backward scattering is re-derived without the use of integral equations. It is shown that part of the inequalities between the variables in the logarithmically-divergent integrals is inconsequential. The light-cone wave-function interpretation under the conditions of backward scattering is discussed. It is argued that for hadron-hadron scattering in the valence-quark model the reggeization should manifest itself at full strength starting from shh=50GeV2s_{hh}=50 GeV^2.Comment: 10 Pages, 2 Figures. To appear in Proc. of Int. Conf. "New Trends in High Energy Physics", 27 Sept.-4 Oct. 2008, Yalta, Crimea, Ukrain

    Triplet Production by Linearly Polarized Photons

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    The process of electron-positron pair production by linearly polarized photons is used as a polarimeter to perform mobile measurement of linear photon polarization. In the limit of high photon energies, omega, the distributions of the recoil-electron momentum and azimuthal angle do not depend on the photon energy in the laboratory frame. We calculate the power corrections of order m/omega to the above distributions and estimate the deviation from the asymptotic result for various values of omega.Comment: LaTeX2e, 13 pages, 5 figure files (eps), submitted to Phys. Rev.

    Impact of double-logarithmic electroweak radiative corrections on the non-singlet structure functions at small x

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    In the QCD context, the non-singlet structure functions of u and d -quarks are identical, save the initial quark densities. Electroweak radiative corrections, being flavor-dependent, bring further difference between the non-singlets. This difference is calculated in the double-logarithmic approximation and the impact of the electroweak corrections on the non-singlet intercepts is estimated numerically.Comment: 17 pages, no figure

    The singular behavior of massive QCD amplitudes

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    We discuss the structure of infrared singularities in on-shell QCD amplitudes with massive partons and present a general factorization formula in the limit of small parton masses. The factorization formula gives rise to an all-order exponentiation of both, the soft poles in dimensional regularization and the large collinear logarithms of the parton masses. Moreover, it provides a universal relation between any on-shell amplitude with massive external partons and its corresponding massless amplitude. For the form factor of a heavy quark we present explicit results including the fixed-order expansion up to three loops in the small mass limit. For general scattering processes we show how our constructive method applies to the computation of all singularities as well as the constant (mass-independent) terms of a generic massive n-parton QCD amplitude up to the next-to-next-to-leading order corrections.Comment: version to appear in JHEP (sec. 3 with expanded discussion and appendix with added results

    Comments on operators with large spin

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    We consider high spin operators. We give a general argument for the logarithmic scaling of their anomalous dimensions which is based on the symmetries of the problem. By an analytic continuation we can also see the origin of the double logarithmic divergence in the Sudakov factor. We show that the cusp anomalous dimension is the energy density for a flux configuration of the gauge theory on AdS3√óS1AdS_3 \times S^1. We then focus on operators in N=4{\cal N}=4 super Yang Mills which carry large spin and SO(6) charge and show that in a particular limit their properties are described in terms of a bosonic O(6) sigma model. This can be used to make certain all loop computations in the string theory.Comment: 33 pages, 1 figure,v2:reference to more recent work added, minor correction

    Logarithmic SUSY electroweak effects on four-fermion processes at TeV energies

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    We compute the MSSM one-loop contributions to the asymptotic energy behaviour of fermion-antifermion pair production at future lepton-antilepton colliders. Besides the conventional logarithms of Renormalization Group origin, extra SUSY linear logarithmic terms appear of "Sudakov-type". In the TeV range their overall effect on a variety of observables can be quite relevant and drastically different from that obtained in the SM case.Comment: 19 pages and 14 figures, corrected version. e-mail: [email protected]

    Self-consistent solution of the Schwinger-Dyson equations for the nucleon and meson propagators

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    The Schwinger-Dyson equations for the nucleon and meson propagators are solved self-consistently in an approximation that goes beyond the Hartree-Fock approximation. The traditional approach consists in solving the nucleon Schwinger-Dyson equation with bare meson propagators and bare meson-nucleon vertices; the corrections to the meson propagators are calculated using the bare nucleon propagator and bare nucleon-meson vertices. It is known that such an approximation scheme produces the appearance of ghost poles in the propagators. In this paper the coupled system of Schwinger-Dyson equations for the nucleon and the meson propagators are solved self-consistently including vertex corrections. The interplay of self-consistency and vertex corrections on the ghosts problem is investigated. It is found that the self-consistency does not affect significantly the spectral properties of the propagators. In particular, it does not affect the appearance of the ghost poles in the propagators.Comment: REVTEX, 7 figures (available upon request), IFT-P.037/93, DOE/ER/40427-12-N9

    Stability of self-consistent solutions for the Hubbard model at intermediate and strong coupling

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    We present a general framework how to investigate stability of solutions within a single self-consistent renormalization scheme being a parquet-type extension of the Baym-Kadanoff construction of conserving approximations. To obtain a consistent description of one- and two-particle quantities, needed for the stability analysis, we impose equations of motion on the one- as well on the two-particle Green functions simultaneously and introduce approximations in their input, the completely irreducible two-particle vertex. Thereby we do not loose singularities caused by multiple two-particle scatterings. We find a complete set of stability criteria and show that each instability, singularity in a two-particle function, is connected with a symmetry-breaking order parameter, either of density type or anomalous. We explicitly study the Hubbard model at intermediate coupling and demonstrate that approximations with static vertices get unstable before a long-range order or a metal-insulator transition can be reached. We use the parquet approximation and turn it to a workable scheme with dynamical vertex corrections. We derive a qualitatively new theory with two-particle self-consistence, the complexity of which is comparable with FLEX-type approximations. We show that it is the simplest consistent and stable theory being able to describe qualitatively correctly quantum critical points and the transition from weak to strong coupling in correlated electron systems.Comment: REVTeX, 26 pages, 12 PS figure

    Charged Higgs Production in the 1 TeV Domain as a Probe of Supersymmetric Models

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    We consider the production, at future lepton colliders, of charged Higgs pairs in supersymmetric models. Assuming a relatively light SUSY scenario, and working in the MSSM, we show that, for c.m. energies in the one TeV range, a one-loop logarithmic Sudakov expansion that includes an "effective" next-to subleading order term is adequate to the expected level of experimental accuracy. We consider then the coefficient of the linear (subleading) SUSY Sudakov logarithm and the SUSY next to subleading term of the expansion and show that their dependence on the supersymmetric parameters of the model is drastically different. In particular the coefficient of the SUSY logarithm is only dependent on tan‚Ā°ő≤\tan\beta while the next to subleading term depends on a larger set of SUSY parameters. This would allow to extract from the data separate informations and tests of the model.Comment: 18 pages and 13 figures e-mail: [email protected]

    Collinear effective theory at subleading order and its application to heavy-light currents

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    We consider a collinear effective theory of highly energetic quarks with energy E, interacting with collinear and soft gluons by integrating out collinear degrees of freedom to subleading order. The collinear effective theory offers a systematic expansion in power series of a small parameter lambda ~ p_{\perp}/E, where p_{\perp} is the transverse momentum of a collinear particle. We construct the effective Lagrangian to first order in őĽ\lambda, and discuss its features including additional symmetries such as collinear gauge invariance and reparameterization invariance. Heavy-light currents can be matched from the full theory onto the operators in the collinear effective theory at one loop and to order lambda. We obtain heavy-light current operators in the effective theory, calculate their Wilson coefficients at this order, and the renormalization group equations for the Wilson coefficients are solved. As an application, we calculate the form factors for decays of B mesons to light energetic mesons to order lambda and at leading-logarithmic order in alpha_s.Comment: 29 pages, 5 figures, revised versio
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