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Volume 352 - XXVII International Workshop on Deep-Inelastic Scattering and Related Subjects (DIS2019) - Working Group 1: Structure Function and Parton Densiies
Soft corrections to inclusive DIS at four loops and beyond
G. Das,* S.O. Moch, A. Vogt
*corresponding author
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Pre-published on: 2019 August 08
Published on: 2019 October 04
We study the threshold corrections to the structure functions in deep-inelastic scattering (DIS) at the fifth logarithmic (N$^4$LL) order of the soft-gluon exponentiation in massless perturbative QCD. Using recent results for the splitting functions and the quark form factor, we derive the fourth-order contribution to the coefficient $f^{\rm q}$ of the form factor and from it the N$^4$LL part of the exponentiation coefficient $B^{\rm DIS}$ in the limit of a large number of colours. An approximation scheme is shown that leads to sufficiently accurate N$^4$LL results for full QCD. The N$^4$LL corrections are small and lead to a further stabilization of the perturbative expansion for the soft-gluon exponent.
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