We discuss the application of renormalization-group techniques to inclusive e+e- annihilation. It is shown by a modest extension of Mueller's techniques that annihilation structure functions have a behavior completely analogous to electroproduction structure functions: Their moments scale for large virtual photon mass, and this scaling is described by "anomalous dimensions" which have a singularity structure and general form very similar to the usual anomalous dimension, though there is no simple relation between the two. We show how information about the structure functions can be deduced from the moments and how, in appropriate limits, deviations from Bjorken scaling can be interpreted in terms of an underlying field theory.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)