Photon-photon collision : ambiguity and duality in QCD factorization theoremPhoton-photon collision : ambiguity and duality in QCD factorization theorem
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
(2009), p. 1-6
We discuss duality in ``two-photon''-like processes in the scalar φ3E model and also in the process γ∗γ→ππ in QCD. Duality implies the equivalence between two distinct nonperturbative mechanisms. These two mechanisms, one involving a twist-3 Generalized Distribution Amplitude, the other employing a leading-twist Transition Distribution Amplitude, are associated with different regimes of factorization. In the kinematical region, where the two mechanisms overlap, duality is observed for the scalar φ3E model, while in the QCD case the appearance of duality turns out to be sensitive to the particular nonperturbative model applied and can, therefore, be used as a tool for selecting the most appropriate one.