Distribution Amplitudes of the Lambda_b Baryon in QCD

Patricia Ball, Vladimir M. Braun, Einan Gardi

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Abstract

The QCD description of exclusive decays of the $\Lambda_b$ baryon involves hadronic matrix elements of non-local light ray operators, the light-cone distribution amplitudes. We introduce the complete set of three--quark distribution amplitudes and calculate the renormalization scale dependence for the leading twist. At leading order in the strong coupling the evolution is driven by pairwise two--quark interactions: heavy--light involving Sudakov logarithms as in the B-meson case, and light--light as in light mesons. We solve the evolution equation and show that its main effect is to generate a radiative tail extending to high energies. Finally, we present simple models for the distribution amplitudes based on QCD sum rules, and study the effect of the evolution on these models.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)197-204
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume665
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2008

Keywords

  • hep-ph

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