Unintegrated double parton distributions

Krzysztof Golec-Biernat, Anna M. Staśto

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We present the construction of unintegrated double parton distribution functions which include dependence on transverse momenta of partons. We extend the formulation which was used to obtain the single unintegrated parton distributions from the standard, integrated parton distribution functions. Starting from the homogeneous part of the evolution equations for the integrated double parton distributions, we construct the unintegrated double parton distributions as the convolutions of the integrated double distributions and the splitting functions, multiplied by the Sudakov form factors. We show that there exist three domains of external hard scales which require three distinct forms of the unintegrated double distributions. The additional transverse momentum dependence which arises through the Sudakov form factors leads to nontrivial correlations in the parton momenta. We also discuss the nonhomogeneous contribution to the unintegrated double parton distributions, which arises due to the splitting of a single parton into daughter partons with high transverse momenta. We analyze two cases, the unfolding of the transverse momenta dependence from the last step of the evolution of two partons, and the case where the transverse momenta are generated directly from the single parton splitting.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number034033
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 27 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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