The asymptotic behaviour of form factors
Abstract
Similar to the method of S.A. Anikin and O.I. Zavialov a modified renormalization procedure is applied to the already renormalized current operator. This allows the derivation of an identity for the coefficient functions of this operator and the proof of new renormalization group equations. These equations are applied to the theory and the electromagnetic form factor of quarks in QCD. In the last case the oneloop approximation gives the leading behaviour exp( clnln Q^{2}ln Q^{2}) for large euclidean values of the momentum transfer Q^{2} =  q^{2} at the external electromagnetic vertex. If the leading logarithmic terms ( g^{2}ln ^{2}Q^{2}) ^{n} are extracted from this result, then the behaviour exp( g^{2}c'ln ^{2}Q^{2}) is obtained. Whereas the first result is modified by contributions from twoloop calculations, the result concerning the leading logarithmic terms does not change.
 Publication:

Nuclear Physics B
 Pub Date:
 September 1981
 DOI:
 10.1016/05503213(81)901048
 Bibcode:
 1981NuPhB.188...46B