Next-to-leading-order predictions for t-channel single-top production at hadron colliders
Summary, in English
We present the predictions at next-to-leading order (NLO) in the strong coupling for the single-top cross section in the t channel at the Tevatron and the LHC. Our calculation starts from the 2→3 Born amplitude gq→tb̄q′, keeping the b-quark mass nonzero. A comparison is performed with a traditional NLO calculation of this channel based on the 2→2 Born process with a bottom quark in the initial state. In particular, the effect of using kinematic approximations and resumming logarithms of the form log (Q2/mb2) in the 2→2 process is assessed. Our results show that the 2→3 calculation is very well behaved and in substantial agreement with the predictions based on the 2→2 process.
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- ISSN: 0031-9007