Closed-Form Summation of RG-Accessible Logarithmic Contributions to Semileptonic B-Decays and Other Perturbative Processes

  • M. R. Ahmady
  • Published 2008

Abstract

For any perturbative series that is known to k-subleading orders of perturbation theory, we utilise the process-appropriate renormalization-group (RG) equation in order to obtain all-orders summation of series terms proportional to α log ( μ ) with k = {0, 1, 2, 3}, corresponding to the summation to all orders of the leading and subsequent-three-subleading logarithmic contributions to the full perturbative series. These methods are applied to the perturbative series for semileptonic b-decays in both MS and pole-mass schemes, and they result in RG-summed series for the decay rates which exhibit greatly reduced sensitivity to the renormalization scale μ. Such summation via RG-methods of all logarithms accessible from known series terms is also applied to perturbative QCD series for vectorand scalar-current correlation functions, the perturbative static potential function, the (single-doublet standard-model) Higgs decay amplitude into two gluons, as well as the Higgsmediated high-energy cross-section for WW → ZZ scattering. The resulting RG-summed expressions are also found to be much less sensitive to the renormalization scale than the original series for these processes.

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@inproceedings{Ahmady2008ClosedFormSO, title={Closed-Form Summation of RG-Accessible Logarithmic Contributions to Semileptonic B-Decays and Other Perturbative Processes}, author={M. R. Ahmady}, year={2008} }