Relating Transverse Momentum Dependent and Collinear Factorization Theorems in a Generalized Formalism

15 Aug 2016  ·  Collins J., Gamberg L., Prokudin A., Rogers T. C., Sato N., Wang B. ·

We construct an improved implementation for combining transverse-momentum-dependent (TMD) factorization and collinear factorization. TMD factorization is suitable for low transverse momentum physics, while collinear factorization is suitable for high transverse momenta and for a cross section integrated over transverse momentum... The result is a modified version of the standard $W+Y$ prescription traditionally used in the Collins-Soper-Sterman (CSS) formalism and related approaches. We further argue that questions regarding the shape and $Q$-dependence of the cross sections at lower $Q$ are largely governed by the matching to the $Y$-term. read more

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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology