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Title: Scheme dependence and transverse momentum distribution interpretation of Collins-Soper-Sterman resummation

Following an earlier derivation by Catani-de Florian-Grazzini (2000) on the scheme dependence in the Collins-Soper- Sterman (CSS) resummation formalism in hard scattering processes, we investigate the scheme dependence of the Transverse Momentum Distributions (TMDs) and their applications. By adopting a universal C-coefficient function associated with the integrated parton distributions, the difference between various TMD schemes can be attributed to a perturbative calculable function depending on the hard momentum scale. Thus, we further apply several TMD schemes to the Drell-Yan process of lepton pair production in hadronic collisions, and find that the constrained non-perturbative form factors in different schemes are remarkably consistent with each other and with that of the standard CSS formalism.
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  1. Penn State Berks, Reading, PA (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
  2. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-15-2047; DOE/OR/23177-3347; arXiv:1505.05588
Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693; PII: S037026931500739X; TRN: US1601083
Grant/Contract Number:
AC05-06OR23177; AC02-05CH11231
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physics Letters. Section B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 750; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0370-2693
Research Org:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; quantum chromo dynamics; resummation; CSS formalism; TMD factorization; semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering; Drell–Yan process
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1222203