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Joint resummation for slepton pair production at hadron colliders

Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Karlsruhe, Postfach 6980, D-76128 Karlsruhe, Germany; Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie, Université Joseph Fourier/CNRS-IN2P3, 53 Avenue des Martyrs, F-38026 Grenoble, France
Nuclear Physics B (Impact Factor: 3.95). 05/2008; DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysb.2007.10.021

ABSTRACT We present a precision calculation of the transverse-momentum and invariant-mass distributions for supersymmetric particle pair production at hadron colliders, focusing on Drell–Yan like slepton pair and slepton–sneutrino associated production at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. We implement the joint resummation formalism at the next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy with a process-independent Sudakov form factor, thus ensuring a universal description of soft-gluon emission, and consistently match the obtained result with the pure perturbative result at the first order in the strong coupling constant, i.e. at O(αs). We also implement three different recent parameterizations of non-perturbative effects. Numerically, we give predictions for production and compare the resummed cross section with the perturbative result. The dependence on unphysical scales is found to be reduced, and non-perturbative contributions remain small.

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