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The MHV QCD Lagrangian

The MHV QCD Lagrangian
The MHV QCD Lagrangian
We perform a canonical change of the field variables of light-cone gauge massless QCD to obtain a lagrangian whose terms are proportional up to polarisation factors to MHV amplitudes and continued off shell by the CSW prescription. We solve for this transformation as a series expansion to all orders in the new fields, and use this to prove that the resulting vertices are indeed MHV vertices as claimed. We also demonstrate how this works explicitly for the vertices with: two quarks and two gluons, four quarks, and a particular helicity configuration of two quarks and three gluons. Finally, we generalise the construction to massive QCD.
qcd, gauge symmetry
1-42
Ettle, James H.
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Morris, Tim R.
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Xiao, Zhiguang
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Ettle, James H.
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Morris, Tim R.
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Xiao, Zhiguang
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Ettle, James H., Morris, Tim R. and Xiao, Zhiguang (2008) The MHV QCD Lagrangian. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2008 (8), 1-42. (doi:10.1088/1126-6708/2008/08/103).

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Abstract

We perform a canonical change of the field variables of light-cone gauge massless QCD to obtain a lagrangian whose terms are proportional up to polarisation factors to MHV amplitudes and continued off shell by the CSW prescription. We solve for this transformation as a series expansion to all orders in the new fields, and use this to prove that the resulting vertices are indeed MHV vertices as claimed. We also demonstrate how this works explicitly for the vertices with: two quarks and two gluons, four quarks, and a particular helicity configuration of two quarks and three gluons. Finally, we generalise the construction to massive QCD.

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Published date: 28 August 2008
Additional Information: Important new material: Proof that vertices are MHV amps off-shell, plus results for all MHV verts with massive quarks. Clarifications made, esp. on the link between massless quark-gluon vertices and known results, and the choice of massive poln spinors.
Keywords: qcd, gauge symmetry
Organisations: Physics & Astronomy

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Local EPrints ID: 145629
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/145629
PURE UUID: 38d58e2c-eca6-43d9-a49a-3015e3d54eb9
ORCID for Tim R. Morris: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-6256-9962

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Date deposited: 25 May 2010 10:18
Last modified: 09 Nov 2021 02:37

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Author: James H. Ettle
Author: Tim R. Morris ORCID iD
Author: Zhiguang Xiao

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