Single-inclusive jet production in electron–nucleon collisions through next-to-next-to-leading order in perturbative QCD

Gabriel Abelof, Radja Boughezal, Xiaohui Liu, Francis John Petriello*

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Abstract

We compute the O(α2αs 2) perturbative corrections to inclusive jet production in electron–nucleon collisions. This process is of particular interest to the physics program of a future Electron Ion Collider (EIC). We include all relevant partonic processes, including deep-inelastic scattering contributions, photon-initiated corrections, and parton–parton scattering terms that first appear at this order. Upon integration over the final-state hadronic phase space we validate our results for the deep-inelastic corrections against the known next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) structure functions. Our calculation uses the N-jettiness subtraction scheme for performing higher-order computations, and allows for a completely differential description of the deep-inelastic scattering process. We describe the application of this method to inclusive jet production in detail, and present phenomenological results for the proposed EIC. The NNLO corrections have a non-trivial dependence on the jet kinematics and arise from an intricate interplay between all contributing partonic channels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-59
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Volume763
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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