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Gluon induced contributions to WZ and Wγ production at NNLO.

Adamson, K. L. and de Florian, D. and Signer, A. (2002) 'Gluon induced contributions to WZ and Wγ production at NNLO.', Physical review D : particles and fields., 65 . 094041.

Abstract

We calculate the contribution of the partonic processes gg→WZqq̅ and gg→Wγqq̅ to WZ and Wγ pair production at hadron colliders, including anomalous triple gauge-boson couplings. We use the helicity method and include the decay of the W and Z bosons into leptons in the narrow-width approximation. In order to integrate over the qq̅ final state phase space we use an extended version of the subtraction method to NNLO and remove collinear singularities explicitly. Because of the large gluon density at low x, the gluon induced terms of vector-boson pair production are expected to be the dominant NNLO QCD correction, relevant at CERN LHC energies. However, we show that due to a cancellation they turn out to provide a rather small contribution, anticipating good stability for the perturbative expansion.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Boson pair production, To-leading order, W+/-Z production, Hadron colliders, QCD corrections, Gauge-theory, Infrared behavior, Amplitudes, Factorization, Couplings.
Full text:PDF - Other (202Kb)
Status:Peer-reviewed
Publisher Web site:http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.65.094041
Publisher statement:© 2002 by The American Physical Society. All rights reserved.
Record Created:28 Apr 2008
Last Modified:05 Aug 2011 14:22

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