On path-dependence of the QCD correlation functionsOn path-dependence of the QCD correlation functions
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Elementary Particle Physics
2014Woodbury, N.Y., 2014
Physics of particles and nuclei. - Woodbury, N.Y.
45(2014):4, p. 664-675
University of Antwerp
Gauge-invariant hadronic and vacuum correlation functions in QCD contain the systems of Wilson lines and loops having complicated geometrical structure. Path-dependence propagates, therefore, into such important properties of the quantum correlators as the renormalization-group behaviour, light-cone peculiarities, evolution, etc. In the present paper, I briefly overview several instructive examples of the manifestations of the structure of paths in the hadronic and vacuum correlation functions with explicit transverse momentum/distance dependence. In particular, the transverse-momentum dependent (TMD) parton densities and the skewed jet quenching parameter in Euclidean and Minkowski space-time are addressed.