Probing transverse-momentum distributions with groomed jets

  • Daniel Gutierrez-Reyes
  • Yiannis MakrisEmail author
  • Varun Vaidya
  • Ignazio Scimemi
  • Lorenzo Zoppi
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We present the transverse momentum spectrum of groomed jets in di-jet events for e+e collisions and semi-inclusive deep inelastic scattering (SIDIS). The jets are groomed using a soft-drop grooming algorithm which helps in mitigating effects of non-global logarithms and underlying event. At the same time, by reducing the final state hadronization effects, it provides a clean access to the non-perturbative part of the evolution of transverse momentum dependent (TMD) distributions. In SIDIS experiments we look at the transverse momentum of the groomed jet measured w.r.t. the incoming hadron in the Breit frame. Because the final state hadronization effects are significantly reduced, the SIDIS case allows to probe the TMD parton distribution functions. We discuss the sources of non-perturbative effects in the low transverse momentum region including novel (but small) effects that arise due to grooming. We derive a factorization theorem within SCET and resum any large logarithm in the measured transverse momentum up to NNLL accuracy using the ζ-prescription as implemented in the artemide package and provide a comparison with simulations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departamento de Física Teórica and IPARCOSUniversidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)MadridSpain
  2. 2.Theoretical Division, MS B283, Los Alamos National LaboratoryLos AlamosU.S.A.
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical Physics Amsterdam and Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics University of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Nikhef, Theory GroupAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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