The European Physical Journal C

, Volume 70, Issue 3, pp 659–671

Electroweak Sudakov logarithms and real gauge-boson radiation in the TeV region

Regular Article - Theoretical Physics

DOI: 10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1489-x

Cite this article as:
Bell, G., Kühn, J.H. & Rittinger, J. Eur. Phys. J. C (2010) 70: 659. doi:10.1140/epjc/s10052-010-1489-x


Electroweak radiative corrections give rise to large negative, double-logarithmically enhanced corrections in the TeV region. These are partly compensated by real radiation and, moreover, affected by selecting isospin-non-invariant external states. We investigate the impact of real gauge boson radiation more quantitatively by considering different restricted final state configurations. We consider successively a massive abelian gauge theory, a spontaneously broken SU(2) theory and the electroweak Standard Model. We find that details of the choice of the phase space cuts, in particular whether a fraction of collinear and soft radiation is included, have a strong impact on the relative amount of real and virtual corrections.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Theoretische TeilchenphysikUniversität KarlsruheKarlsruheGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUniversity of BernBernSwitzerland