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

Junegone Chay, Chul Kim

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Abstract

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 (Formula presented) where (Formula presented) is the transverse momentum of a collinear particle. We construct the effective Lagrangian to first order in (Formula presented) and discuss its features, including additional symmetries such as collinear gauge invariance and reparametrization 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 (Formula presented) 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 (Formula presented) and at leading-logarithmic order in (Formula presented).

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume65
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1

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