Publication
Title
Wilson lines and transverse-momentum dependent parton distribution functions : a renormalization-group analysis
Author
Abstract
The renormalization-group properties of gauge-invariant transverse-momentum dependent (TMD) parton distribution functions (PDF) in QCD are addressed. We perform an analysis of their leading-order anomalous dimensions, which are local quantities, making use of the renormalization properties of contour-dependent composite operators in QCD. We argue that attaching individual gauge links with transverse segments to quark fields in the light-cone gauge, the associated gauge contours are joined at light-cone infinity through a cusp-like junction point. We find that the renormalization effect on the junction point creates an anomalous dimension which has to be compensated in order to recover the results in a covariant gauge. To this end, we include in the definition of the TMD PDF an additional soft counter term (gauge link) along that cusped contour. We show that the eikonal factors entering this counter term are peculiar to the Mandelstam field formalism and are absent when one uses a direct gauge contour. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Nuclear physics: B. - Amsterdam
Publication
Amsterdam : 2008
ISSN
0550-3213
0029-5582
Volume/pages
802:1-2(2008), p. 146-179
ISI
000258194200008
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
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UAntwerpen
Faculty/Department
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Publication type
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External links
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Last edited 14.09.2017