Exclusive Processes in Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics

  title={Exclusive Processes in Perturbative Quantum Chromodynamics},
  author={G. Lepage and S. Brodsky},
  journal={Physical Review D},
  • G. Lepage, S. Brodsky
  • Published 1980
  • Physics
  • Physical Review D
  • We present a systematic analysis in perturbative quantum chromodynamics (QCD) of large-momentum-transfer exclusive processes. Predictions are given for the scaling behavior, angular dependence, helicity structure, and normalization of elastic and inelastic form factors and large-angle exclusive scattering amplitudes for hadrons and photons. We prove that these reactions are dominated by quark and gluon subprocesses at short distances, and thus that the dimensional-counting rules for the power… CONTINUE READING
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    A discussion of mass corrections and the application to nuclei is given in S . J . Brodsky and B . T . Chertok
    • 1973