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Non-global and rapidity logarithms in narrow jet broadening

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Becher Thomas, Rahn Rudi, Shao Ding Yu,
Project Particle Physics with high-quality data from the CERN LHC
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal JHEP
Volume (Issue) 10
Page(s) 030 - 030
Title of proceedings JHEP
DOI 10.1007/jhep10(2017)030

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We derive an all-order factorization theorem for the narrow jet broadening event shape, a measure of the transverse momentum in jet events. This is a non-global observable which receives logarithmically enhanced contributions associated with the large rapidity difference between soft and collinear radiation and which is also sensitive to soft recoil effects. Our work is the first factorization analysis of an observable of this type and we show that with regard to the non-global nature, the rapidity logarithms do not constitute an essential complication since they can be tied to the jet function, which is the same as for global observables. As a consequence, the leading non-global logarithms in narrow jet broadening are encoded in the same overall factor relevant for the hemisphere soft function and light jet mass.