Handbook of perturbative QCD

Rev. Mod. Phys. 67, 157 – Published 1 January 1995
George Sterman, John Smith, John C. Collins, James Whitmore, Raymond Brock, Joey Huston, Jon Pumplin, Wu-Ki Tung, Hendrik Weerts, Chien-Peng Yuan, Stephen Kuhlmann, Sanjib Mishra, Jorge G. Morfín, Fredrick Olness, Joseph Owens, Jianwei Qiu, and Davison E. Soper

Abstract

The elements, theoretical basis, and experimental status of perturbative quantum chromodynamics are presented. Relevant field-theoretic methods are introduced at a nonspecialist level, along with a review of the basic ideas and methods of the parton model. This is followed by an account of the fundamental theorems of quantum chromodynamics, which generalize the parton model. Summaries of the theoretical and experimental status of the most important hard-scattering processes are then given, including electron-positron annihilation, deeply inelastic scattering, and hard hadron-hadron scattering, as induced both by electoweak interactions and by quantum chromodynamics directly. In addition, a discussion is presented of the global fitting approach to the determination of parton distributions in nucleons.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/RevModPhys.67.157

© 1995 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

George Sterman and John Smith

  • Institute for Theoretical Physics, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York 11794-3840

John C. Collins and James Whitmore

  • Department of Physics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802

Raymond Brock, Joey Huston, Jon Pumplin, Wu-Ki Tung, Hendrik Weerts, and Chien-Peng Yuan

  • Department of Physics and Astronomy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1116

Stephen Kuhlmann

  • Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439-4815

Sanjib Mishra

  • Department of Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

Jorge G. Morfín

  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, Illinois 60510

Fredrick Olness

  • Department of Physics, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas 75275

Joseph Owens

  • Department of Physics, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306

Jianwei Qiu

  • Department of Physics, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa 50011

Davison E. Soper

  • Institute of Theoretical Science, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 97403

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