Soft-collinear effective theory is used to prove factorization of the [Formula Presented] decay amplitude at leading power in [Formula Presented] including a demonstration of the absence of nonvalence Fock states and of the finiteness of the convolution integral in the factorization formula. Large logarithms entering the hard-scattering kernel are resummed by performing a two-step perturbative matching onto the low-energy effective theory, and by solving evolution equations derived from the renormalization properties of the leading-order B-meson light-cone distribution amplitude. As a by-product, the evolution equation for heavy-collinear current operators in soft-collinear effective theory is derived.
|Journal||Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology|
|State||Published - 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)