PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 449 - The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP2023) - T06 QCD and Hadronic Physics
NLO Analysis of Small $k_T$ Region in Drell-Yan Production with Parton Branching
S. Taheri Monfared
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Pre-published on: February 26, 2024
Published on: March 21, 2024
The Parton-Branching Method (PB) facilitates the determination of Transverse Momentum Dependent (TMD) parton densities across a wide $k_T$ range, spanning small to large transverse momentum scales. In the small $k_T$ region, both intrinsic parton motion and resummed ultra-soft gluons are significant contributors. Our analysis highlights their crucial role in shaping integrated and TMD parton densities.

Using PB-derived TMD parton densities and a NLO calculation in MC@NLO style, we compute the transverse momentum spectrum of Drell-Yan pairs across a broad mass range. The spectrum's sensitivity to the intrinsic $k_T$ distribution allows us to fine-tune parametric parameters. Starting from the PB-NLO-HERAI+II-2018 set2 TMD parton distributions, we determine the intrinsic $k_T$ distribution width, resulting in a slightly wider profile than the default set. Importantly, this width remains independent of Drell-Yan pair mass and center-of-mass energy ($\sqrt{s}$), distinguishing our approach.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.449.0265
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