Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Single-inclusive jet production in polarized pp collisions at RHIC to next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy
Departamento de Física, FCEYN, Universidad de Buenos Aires, (1428) Pabellón 1 Ciudad Universitaria, Capital Federal, Argentina
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Revised: 5 February 2010
Published online: 7 April 2010
We perform the resummation of large logarithmic corrections to the partonic cross sections for single-inclusive jet production in polarized pp collisions. We reach the next-to-leading logarithmic accuracy for this observable with the corresponding matching to the next-to-leading order calculation performed in the small-cone approximation. We present numerical results for the BNL-RHIC collider at GeV and at GeV. We find an enhancement of the spin-dependent cross section, specially at high transverse momentum for the jet, resulting in a rather small increase of the double-spin asymmetry for this process.
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