Bootstrapping multiparton loop amplitudes in QCD

Phys. Rev. D 03/2006; 73(6). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.065013
Source: arXiv

ABSTRACT We present a new method for computing complete one-loop amplitudes, including their rational parts, in nonsupersymmetric gauge theory. This method merges the unitarity method with on-shell recursion relations. It systematizes a unitarity-factorization bootstrap approach previously applied by the authors to the one-loop amplitudes required for next-to-leading order QCD corrections to the processes e+e-→Z,γ*→4 jets and pp→W+2 jets. We illustrate the method by reproducing the one-loop color-ordered five-gluon helicity amplitudes in QCD that interfere with the tree amplitude, namely A5;1(1-,2-,3+,4+,5+) and A5;1(1-,2+,3-,4+,5+). Then we describe the construction of the six- and seven-gluon amplitudes with two adjacent negative-helicity gluons, A6;1(1-,2-,3+,4+,5+,6+) and A7;1(1-,2-,3+,4+,5+,6+,7+), which uses the previously-computed logarithmic parts of the amplitudes as input. We present a compact expression for the six-gluon amplitude. No loop integrals are required to obtain the rational parts.

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