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Title: Threshold resummation for W-boson production at BNL RHIC

Abstract

We study the resummation of large logarithmic perturbative corrections to the partonic cross sections relevant for the process pp{yields}W{sup {+-}}X at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). At RHIC, polarized protons are available, and spin asymmetries for this process will be used for precise measurements of the up and down quark and antiquark distributions in the proton. The corrections arise near the threshold for the partonic reaction and are associated with soft-gluon emission. We perform the resummation to next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy, for the rapidity-differential cross section. We find that resummation leads to relatively moderate effects on the cross sections and spin asymmetries.

Authors:
;  [1];  [2]
  1. Physics Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai 400076 (India)
  2. (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782801
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 7; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.074005; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; ASYMMETRY; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; CORRECTIONS; D QUARKS; DIFFERENTIAL CROSS SECTIONS; DISTRIBUTION; EMISSION; GLUONS; PARTICLE RAPIDITY; PERTURBATION THEORY; POLARIZATION; PROTON-PROTON INTERACTIONS; PROTONS; SPIN; U QUARKS; W MINUS BOSONS; W PLUS BOSONS

Citation Formats

Mukherjee, A., Vogelsang, W., and Physics Department and RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973. Threshold resummation for W-boson production at BNL RHIC. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.074005.
Mukherjee, A., Vogelsang, W., & Physics Department and RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973. Threshold resummation for W-boson production at BNL RHIC. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.074005.
Mukherjee, A., Vogelsang, W., and Physics Department and RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973. Sat . "Threshold resummation for W-boson production at BNL RHIC". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.074005.
@article{osti_20782801,
title = {Threshold resummation for W-boson production at BNL RHIC},
author = {Mukherjee, A. and Vogelsang, W. and Physics Department and RIKEN-BNL Research Center, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, New York 11973},
abstractNote = {We study the resummation of large logarithmic perturbative corrections to the partonic cross sections relevant for the process pp{yields}W{sup {+-}}X at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC). At RHIC, polarized protons are available, and spin asymmetries for this process will be used for precise measurements of the up and down quark and antiquark distributions in the proton. The corrections arise near the threshold for the partonic reaction and are associated with soft-gluon emission. We perform the resummation to next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy, for the rapidity-differential cross section. We find that resummation leads to relatively moderate effects on the cross sections and spin asymmetries.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.074005},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 7,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}