The Balitsky-Fadin-Kuraev-Lipatov (BFKL) approach for the investigation of semihard processes is plagued by large next-to-leading corrections, both in the kernel of the universal BFKL Green’s function and in the process-dependent impact factors, as well as by large uncertainties in the renormalization scalesetting. All that calls for an optimization procedure of the perturbative series. In this respect, one of the mostcommon methods is the Brodsky-Lepage-Mackenzie (BLM) one, which eliminates the renormalization scale ambiguity by absorbing the nonconformal β0 terms into the running coupling. In this paper, we apply the BLM scale setting procedure directly to the amplitudes (cross sections) of several semihard processes.We show that, due to the presence of β0 terms in the next-to-leading expressions for the impact factors, theoptimal renormalization scale is not universal but depends both on the energy and on the type of process in question.

Brodsky-Lepage-Mackenzie optimal renormalization scale setting for semihard processes

PAPA, Alessandro
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2015-01-01

Abstract

The Balitsky-Fadin-Kuraev-Lipatov (BFKL) approach for the investigation of semihard processes is plagued by large next-to-leading corrections, both in the kernel of the universal BFKL Green’s function and in the process-dependent impact factors, as well as by large uncertainties in the renormalization scalesetting. All that calls for an optimization procedure of the perturbative series. In this respect, one of the mostcommon methods is the Brodsky-Lepage-Mackenzie (BLM) one, which eliminates the renormalization scale ambiguity by absorbing the nonconformal β0 terms into the running coupling. In this paper, we apply the BLM scale setting procedure directly to the amplitudes (cross sections) of several semihard processes.We show that, due to the presence of β0 terms in the next-to-leading expressions for the impact factors, theoptimal renormalization scale is not universal but depends both on the energy and on the type of process in question.
2015
Renormalization scale setting; BFKL resummation; Perturbative QCD
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