Resumming the color-octet contribution to radiative [Formula Presented] decay

Christian W. Bauer, Cheng Wei Chiang, Sean Fleming, Adam K. Leibovich, Ian Low

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At the upper end point of the photon energy spectrum in (Formula presented) the standard NRQCD power counting breaks down and the OPE gives rise to color-octet structure functions. Furthermore, in this kinematic regime large Sudakov logarithms appear in the octet Wilson coefficients. The end point spectrum can be treated consistently within the framework of a recently developed effective field theory of collinear and soft particles. Here we show that within this approach the octet structure functions arise naturally and that Sudakov logarithms can be summed using the renormalization group equations. We derive an expression for the resummed energy spectrum and, using a model light cone structure function, investigate the phenomenological importance of the resummation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number11
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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