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High Energy / Nuclear Theory / RIKEN seminars

[NT/RIKEN seminar] Gauge-invariant TMD factorization for Drell-Yan hadronic tensor at small x

by Ian Balitsky (JLab/ODU)




The  Drell-Yan hadronic tensor for electromagnetic (EM) current  is calculated in the Sudakov region $s\gg Q^2\gg q_\perp^2$ with ${1\over Q^2}$ accuracy, first at the tree level and then with the double-log  accuracy. It is demonstrated that in the leading order in $N_c$ the higher-twist quark-quark-gluon TMDs reduce to leading-twist TMDs due to QCD equation of motion. The resulting tensor for unpolarized hadrons is EM gauge-invariant and depends on two leading-twist TMDs: $f_1$ responsible for total DY cross section, and Boer-Mulders function $h_1^\perp$.  The order-of-magnitude estimates of angular distributions for DY process seem to agree with LHC results at corresponding kinematics.