Breakdown of the naive parton model in super-weak scale collisions

Matthew Baumgart, Ozan Erdoǧan, Ira Z. Rothstein, Varun Vaidya

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In this paper we show that for observables which involve the measurement of weak charge in final states in hadronic collisions, the standard parton model picture breaks down at scales well above the weak scale due to nonfactorizable electroweak corrections at leading order in the power expansion. This implies that the resummation of these factorization-violating logarithms, which start at order αs2αW2log4(Q2/MW2), cannot be accomplished solely by following standard DGLAP evolution equations; other techniques will be needed to systematically sum large logarithms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number096008
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number9
StatePublished - Nov 13 2019

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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