# Review of the theory and phenomenology of lepton pair production. [Review Drell-Yan mechanism, parton distribution, gluon radiation, quantum chromodynamics, transverse momentum]

## Abstract

Recent experimental data and theoretical developments on the production of lepton pairs in hadron collisions are reviewed. With emphasis on the interplay between theory and experiment, the relevance of theoretical calculations to the data available at present energies is critically examined. The Drell--Yan mechanism is found to be phenomenologically dominant provided that the parton distribution functions contain effects of gluon radiation in a narrow cone. Explicit QCD perturbative calculations of the non-Drell--Yan type yield results that are apparently important at large transverse momenta, but are contradicated by subsequent data at 400 GeV and below. A consistent picture in the parton model is sketched. Further experiments to probe the basic mechanism are suggested. 83 references.

- Authors:

- Publication Date:

- Research Org.:
- Science Research Council, Chilton (UK). Rutherford High Energy Lab.

- Sponsoring Org.:
- USDOE

- OSTI Identifier:
- 6465974

- Report Number(s):
- DOE-ER-70004-203; RLO-2230-T4-203; CONF-780353-6

TRN: 79-009856

- DOE Contract Number:
- EY-76-S-06-2230-004

- Resource Type:
- Conference

- Resource Relation:
- Conference: 13. high energy hadronic interactions sessions, Les Arcs, France, 12 Mar 1978

- Country of Publication:
- United States

- Language:
- English

- Subject:
- 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; HADRON-HADRON INTERACTIONS; INCLUSIVE INTERACTIONS; PAIR PRODUCTION; LEPTONS; ANGULAR DISTRIBUTION; CROSS SECTIONS; DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS; GLUON MODEL; PARTON MODEL; PERTURBATION THEORY; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; REVIEWS; SUM RULES; TRANSVERSE MOMENTUM; COMPOSITE MODELS; DISTRIBUTION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; EQUATIONS; FERMIONS; FIELD THEORIES; INTERACTIONS; LINEAR MOMENTUM; MATHEMATICAL MODELS; PARTICLE INTERACTIONS; PARTICLE MODELS; QUANTUM FIELD THEORY; 645203* - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Theoretical- Weak Interactions & Properties; 645204 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Theoretical- Strong Interactions & Properties; 645102 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Weak Interactions & Properties; 645103 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Strong Interactions & Baryon & Meson Properties; 645104 - High Energy Physics- Particle Interactions & Properties-Experimental- Strong Meson-Induced Interactions- (-1987)

### Citation Formats

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Hwa, R. C.
```*Review of the theory and phenomenology of lepton pair production. [Review Drell-Yan mechanism, parton distribution, gluon radiation, quantum chromodynamics, transverse momentum]*. United States: N. p., 1978.
Web.

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Hwa, R. C.
```*Review of the theory and phenomenology of lepton pair production. [Review Drell-Yan mechanism, parton distribution, gluon radiation, quantum chromodynamics, transverse momentum]*. United States.

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Hwa, R. C. Mon .
"Review of the theory and phenomenology of lepton pair production. [Review Drell-Yan mechanism, parton distribution, gluon radiation, quantum chromodynamics, transverse momentum]". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/6465974.
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@article{osti_6465974,
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title = {Review of the theory and phenomenology of lepton pair production. [Review Drell-Yan mechanism, parton distribution, gluon radiation, quantum chromodynamics, transverse momentum]},

author = {Hwa, R. C.},

abstractNote = {Recent experimental data and theoretical developments on the production of lepton pairs in hadron collisions are reviewed. With emphasis on the interplay between theory and experiment, the relevance of theoretical calculations to the data available at present energies is critically examined. The Drell--Yan mechanism is found to be phenomenologically dominant provided that the parton distribution functions contain effects of gluon radiation in a narrow cone. Explicit QCD perturbative calculations of the non-Drell--Yan type yield results that are apparently important at large transverse momenta, but are contradicated by subsequent data at 400 GeV and below. A consistent picture in the parton model is sketched. Further experiments to probe the basic mechanism are suggested. 83 references.},

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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6465974},
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place = {United States},

year = {1978},

month = {5}

}