Order-αs corrections to the quarkonium electromagnetic current at all orders in the heavy-quark velocity

Geoffrey T. Bodwin, Hee Sok Chung, Jungil Lee, Chaehyun Yu

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We compute in order αs the nonrelativistic QCD (NRQCD) short-distance coefficients that match quark-antiquark operators of all orders in the heavy-quark velocity v to the electromagnetic current. We employ a new method to compute the one-loop NRQCD contribution to the matching condition. The new method uses full-QCD expressions as a starting point to obtain the NRQCD contribution, thus greatly streamlining the calculation. Our results show that, under a mild constraint on the NRQCD operator matrix elements, the NRQCD velocity expansion for the quark-antiquark-operator contributions to the electromagnetic current converges. The velocity expansion converges rapidly for approximate J/ψ operator matrix elements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number014007
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 5


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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