Infraredfinite factorization and renormalization scheme for exclusive processes. Application to pion form factors
Abstract
We develop and discuss an infraredfinite factorization and optimized renormalization scheme for calculating exclusive processes which enables the inclusion of transverse degrees of freedom without entailing suppression of calculated observables, like form factors. This is achieved by employing an analytic, i.e., infrared stable, effective coupling $\alpha_{s}(Q^{2})$ which removes the Landau singularity at $Q^{2}=\Lambda_{\rm QCD}^{2}$ by a powerbehaved correction. The ensuing contributions to the cusp anomalous dimension, related to the Sudakov form factor, and to the quark anomalous dimension, which controls evolution, lead to enhancement of the hard part of exclusive amplitudes, calculated in perturbative QCD. The phenomenological implications of this framework are analyzed by applying it to the pion's electromagnetic form factor and the pionphoton transition.
 Publication:

arXiv eprints
 Pub Date:
 December 1998
 DOI:
 10.48550/arXiv.hepph/9812280
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepph/9812280
 Bibcode:
 1998hep.ph...12280S
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Phenomenology
 EPrint:
 23 pages, RevTeX is used. Four figures in PS files