Hadronic [Formula presented] production calculated in the NRQCD factorization formalism

Sean Fleming, Ivan Maksymyk

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The NRQCD factorization formalism of Bodwin, Braaten, and Lepage prescribes how to write quarkonium production rates as a sum of products of short-distance coefficients times nonperturbative long-distance NRQCD matrix elements. We present a calculation of the inclusive cross section for hadronic [Formula presented] production within the framework of the factorization formalism. Our method applies to the case in which the helicity of the [Formula presented] is not measured. In addition to the well-known color-singlet production mechanisms, there are equally important mechanisms in which the [Formula presented] pair that forms the [Formula presented] is initially produced in a color-octet state, in either a [Formula presented], [Formula presented], [Formula presented], or [Formula presented] angular-momentum configuration. In our presentation, we faithfully follow the "matching" procedure, thereby shedding light on the NRQCD factorization formalism. We determine the short-distance coefficients appearing in the factorization formula, and we point out how one may systematically include relativistic corrections in these calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3608-3618
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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