|Title: ||A Variable flavor number scheme for heavy quark production at small x.|
|Authors: ||White, C D|
Thorne, Robert S
|Issue Date: ||Mar-2006|
|Publisher: ||High Energy Physics, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge|
|Series/Report no.: ||Cavendish-HEP-06-08|
|Abstract: ||We define a new variable flavour number scheme for use in deep inelastic scattering, motivated by
the need to consistently implement high energy resummations alongside a fixed order QCD expansion.
We define the DIS( ) scheme at fixed order, and show how to obtain the small x coefficient functions
and heavy flavour matrix elements to leading order in the high energy resummation. We then implement
these results in a global fit at LO which includes leading resummations with running coupling corrections.
Finally, we address the impact of the resummed results on predictions for the longitudinal structure
function. We find that they stabilise the behaviour of FL at small x. Overall, we find that resummations
significantly improve the fit to scattering data in the low x regime, although higher orders in the fixed
order expansion are needed to describe current structure function and related data over the complete x
|Appears in Collections:||Scholarly works - High Energy Physics|
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