Non-perturbative effects in the energy-energy correlation


The fully resummed next-to-leading-order perturbative calculation of the energy-energy correlation in e+eβˆ’e^+e^- annihilation is extended to include the leading non-perturbative power-behaved contributions computed using the ``dispersive method'' applied earlier to event shape variables. The correlation between a leading (anti)quark and a gluon produces a non-perturbative 1/Q contribution, while non-perturbative effects in the quark-antiquark correlation give rise to a smaller contribution ln⁑Q2/Q2\ln Q^2/Q^2. In the back-to-back region, the power-suppressed contributions actually decrease much more slowly, as small non-integer powers of 1/Q, as a result of the interplay with perturbative effects. The hypothesis of a universal low-energy form for the strong coupling relates the coefficients of these contributions to those measured for other observables.Comment: 41 pages, LaTeX, 4 figures, uses

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