Sudakov resummation for subleading SCET currents and heavy-to-light form factors

Richard J. Hill, Thomas Becher, Seung Joon Lee, Matthias Neubert

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Abstract

The hard-scattering contributions to heavy-to-light form factors at large recoil are studied systematically in soft-collinear effective theory (SCET). Large logarithms arising from multiple energy scales are resummed by matching QCD onto SCET in two stages via an intermediate effective theory. Anomalous dimensions in the intermediate theory are computed, and their form is shown to be constrained by conformal symmetry. Renormalization-group evolution equations are solved to give a complete leading-order analysis of the hard-scattering contributions, in which all single and double logarithms are resummed. In two cases, spin-symmetry relations for the soft-overlap contributions to form factors are shown not to be broken at any order in perturbation theory by hard-scattering corrections. One-loop matching calculations in the two effective theories are performed in sample cases, for which the relative importance of renormalization-group evolution and matching corrections is investigated. The asymptotic behavior of Sudakov logarithms appearing in the coefficient functions of the soft-overlap and hard-scattering contributions to form factors is analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2041-2091
Number of pages51
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Volume8
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul 1
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • B-Physics
  • QCD
  • Renormalization Group
  • Weak Decays

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Sudakov resummation for subleading SCET currents and heavy-to-light form factors. / Hill, Richard J.; Becher, Thomas; Lee, Seung Joon; Neubert, Matthias.

In: Journal of High Energy Physics, Vol. 8, No. 7, 01.07.2004, p. 2041-2091.

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Hill, Richard J. ; Becher, Thomas ; Lee, Seung Joon ; Neubert, Matthias. / Sudakov resummation for subleading SCET currents and heavy-to-light form factors. In: Journal of High Energy Physics. 2004 ; Vol. 8, No. 7. pp. 2041-2091.
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