Studying the perturbative Reggeon
S. Griffiths, D.A. Ross
University of Southampton,
Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
Received: 30 June 1999 / Published online: 16 November 1999
We consider the flavour non-singlet Reggeon within the context of perturbative QCD. This consists of ladders built out of "reggeized'' quarks. We propose a method for the numerical solution of the integro-differential equation for the amplitude describing the exchange of such a Reggeon. The solution is known to have a sharp rise at low values of Bjorken-x when applied to non-singlet quantities in deep-inelastic scattering. We show that when the running of the coupling is taken into account this sharp rise is further enhanced, although the Q2 dependence is suppressed by the introduction of the running coupling. We also investigate the effects of simulating non-perturbative physics by introducing a constituent mass for the soft quarks and an effective mass for the soft gluons exchanged in the t-channel.
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