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Two-loop QCD helicity amplitudes for e+e−→3 jets.

Garland, L. W. and Gehrmann, T. and Glover, E. W. N. and Koukoutsakis, A. and Remiddi, E. (2002) 'Two-loop QCD helicity amplitudes for e+e−→3 jets.', Nuclear physics B., 642 (1-2). pp. 227-262.


We compute the two-loop QCD helicity amplitudes for the process . The amplitudes are extracted in a scheme-independent manner from the coefficients appearing in the general tensorial structure for this process. The tensor coefficients are derived from the Feynman graph amplitudes by means of projectors, within the conventional dimensional regularization scheme. The actual calculation of the loop integrals is then performed by reducing all of them to a small set of known master integrals. The infrared pole structure of the renormalized helicity amplitudes agrees with the prediction made by Catani using an infrared factorization formula. We use this formula to structure our results for the finite part into terms arising from the expansion of the pole coefficients and a genuine finite remainder, which is independent of the scheme used to define the helicity amplitudes. The analytic result for the finite parts of the amplitudes is expressed in terms of one- and two-dimensional harmonic polylogarithms.

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