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4 QCD: The Theory of Strong Interactions

  • Guido Altarelli
Part of the Landolt-Börnstein - Group I Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms book series (volume 21A)

Abstract

This document is part of Subvolume A ‘Theory and Experiments’ of Volume 21 ‘Elementary Particles’ of Landolt-Börnstein - Group I ‘Elementary Particles, Nuclei and Atoms’. It contains the Chapter ‘4 QCD: The Theory of Strong Interactions’ with the content:

4 QCD: The Theory of Strong Interactions

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Massless QCD and Scale Invariance

4.3 The Renormalisation Group and Asymptotic Freedom

4.4 More on the Running Coupling

4.5 Application to Hard Processes

4.5.1 R e+e- and Related Processes

4.5.2 The Final State in e+e- Annihilation

4.5.3 Deep Inelastic Scattering

4.5.3.1 Resummation for Deep Inelastic Structure Functions

4.5.3.2 Polarized Deep Inelastic Scattering

4.5.4 Factorisation and the QCD Improved Parton Model

4.6 Measurements of αs

4.6.1 αs from e+e- colliders

4.6.2 αs from Deep Inelastic Scattering

4.6.3 Summary on αs

4.7 Conclusion

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Keywords

strong interaction quantum chromodynamics QCD quarks gluons gauge symmetry gauge bosons massless QCD scale invariance renormalisation group asymptotic freedom running coupling electron positron annihilation deep inelastic scattering structure functions parton model 

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  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica “E. Amaldi”Università di Roma TreRomeItaly
  2. 2.Sezione di Roma TreINFNRomeItaly
  3. 3.Department of Physics, Theory DivisionCERNGeneva 23Switzerland

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