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INFRARED PROPERTIES OF TWO LOOP, INITIAL STATE SPECTATOR INTERACTIONS IN THE DRELL-YAN PROCESS

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DOI: 10.1016/0550-3213(83)90061-5
OAI: oai:inspirehep.net:183011
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INSPIRE-HEP
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  • Theory-Hep
  • Phenomenology-Hep
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Abstract

We use the light-cone axial gauge of proper-time ordered perturbation theory and study the soft-IR properties of the two-loop virtuals' diagrams considered by Bodwin, Brodsky and Lepage for ππ → μ + μ - + X. It is shown that although the systematic summation over all possible spectator interactions removes the outside soft-IR divergences in the non-overlapping ladder Glauber diagrams, unphysical inside soft-IR divergences persist. So, in the light-cone axial gauge the on-shell Glauber region is not a gauge invariant concept which can be physically isolated from radiative corrections which non-trivially involve other diagrammatic regions. Due to gauge invariance it can be potentially misleading in eikonal phenomenologies based on perturbative QCD to assume an ad hoc inside soft-IR cutoff in analyzing possible non-abelian effects in multiple scatterings involving spectators.

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