It has recently been argued that soft-collinear effective theory for processes involving both soft and collinear partons contains a new soft-collinear mode, which can communicate between the soft and collinear sectors of the theory. The formalism incorporating the corresponding fields into the effective Lagrangian is extended to include external current and four-quark operators relevant to weak interactions. An explicit calculation of the anomalous dimensions of these operators reveals that soft-collinear modes are necessary to correctly extract the ultraviolet behavior of the effective theory.
Physical Review D
- Pub Date:
- February 2004
- Heavy quark effective theory;
- Decays of bottom mesons;
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology
- 15 pages, 2 figures