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Two-loop QCD corrections to the scattering of massless distinct quarks.

Anastasiou, C. and Glover, E. W. N. and Oleari, C. and Tejeda-Yeomans, M. E. (2001) 'Two-loop QCD corrections to the scattering of massless distinct quarks.', Nuclear physics B., 601 (1-2). pp. 318-340.


We present the two-loop virtual QCD corrections to the scattering of distinct massless quarks, , in conventional dimensional regularisation. The structure of the infrared divergences agrees with that predicted by Catani while expressions for the finite remainder are given for each of the s-, t- and u-channels in terms of polylogarithms. The results presented here form a vital part of the next-to-next-to-leading order contribution to inclusive jet production in hadron colliders and will play a crucial role in improving the theoretical prediction for jet cross sections in hadron-hadron collisions.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:QCD, Jets, LEP HERA and SLC physics, NLO and NNLO computations.
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