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Perturbative expansion of the QCD Adler function improved by renormalization-group summation and analytic continuation in the Borel plane

Abbas, Gauhar and Ananthanarayan, B and Caprini, Irinel and Fischer, Jan (2013) Perturbative expansion of the QCD Adler function improved by renormalization-group summation and analytic continuation in the Borel plane. In: PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 87 (1).

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Abstract

We examine the large-order behavior of a recently proposed renormalization-group-improved expansion of the Adler function in perturbative QCD, which sums in an analytically closed form the leading logarithms accessible from renormalization-group invariance. The expansion is first written as an effective series in powers of the one-loop coupling, and its leading singularities in the Borel plane are shown to be identical to those of the standard ``contour-improved'' expansion. Applying the technique of conformal mappings for the analytic continuation in the Borel plane, we define a class of improved expansions, which implement both the renormalization-group invariance and the knowledge about the large-order behavior of the series. Detailed numerical studies of specific models for the Adler function indicate that the new expansions have remarkable convergence properties up to high orders. Using these expansions for the determination of the strong coupling from the hadronic width of the tau lepton we obtain, with a conservative estimate of the uncertainty due to the nonperturbative corrections, alpha(s)(M-tau(2)) = 0.3189(-0.0151)(+0.0173), which translates to alpha(s)(M-Z(2)) = 0.1184(-0.0018)(+0.0021). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.87.014008

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright for this article belongs to AMER PHYSICAL SOC, USA
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for High Energy Physics
Depositing User: Francis Jayakanth
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 14:17
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2013 14:17
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/45709

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