Factorization for short distance hadron-hadron scattering

John C. Collins, Davison E. Soper, George Sterman

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We show that factorization holds at leading twist in the Drell-Yan cross section dσ/dQ2dy and related inclusive hadron-hadron cross sections. We review the heuristic arguments for factorization, as well as the difficulties which must be overcome in a proof. We go on to give detailed arguments for the all order cancellation of soft gluons, and to show how this leads to factorization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)104-142
Number of pages39
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue numberC
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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