Electromagnetic pion and kaon form factors in light-cone resummed perturbative QCD

Raha, Udit and Aste, Andreas. (2009) Electromagnetic pion and kaon form factors in light-cone resummed perturbative QCD. Physical Review D, Particles and fields, 79. 034015.

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We analyze the electromagnetic pion and kaon form factor by including radiative and higher-twist effects within the framework of resummed perturbative QCD in the spacelike region. We focus on the transition from the perturbative to nonperturbative behavior in the phenomenological intermediate-energy regime. Using a modified “kT” factorization scheme with transverse degrees of freedom, we evaluate the nonperturbative soft contributions as distinct from the hard contributions, ensuring no double counting via the Ward identity at Q2=0. The soft contributions are obtained via local quark-hadron duality, while the hard contributions rest on the well-known collinear factorization theorem using model wave functions with modified Brodsky-Huang-Lepage–type ansatz and distribution amplitudes derived from light-cone QCD sum rules. Our analysis shows that the perturbative hard part prevails for large Q2 beyond 50–100  GeV2, while for low and moderate momentum transfers below 10–16  GeV2, the soft contributions dominate over the hard part. Thus, we demonstrate the importance of including the soft contributions for explaining the experimental form-factor data.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Physik > Former Organization Units Physics > Atomphysik (Trautmann)
UniBasel Contributors:Aste, Andreas W
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:American Physical Society
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