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QCD

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Perturbative QFT

Contents

Idea

Quantum chromodynamics (“QCD”) is the quantum field theory of Yang-Mills theory: it describes the quantum theory of gluons and quarks.

The corresponding effective field theory that describes bound states such as protons is quantum hadrodynamics.

Properties

References

Introductions include

  • Peter Skands, Introduction to QCD (arXiv:1207.2389)

  • Y. Kurihara, QCD at LHC for beginners Lesson 1 (pdf), Lesson 2 (pdf) Lesson 3 (pdf)

  • Particle Data Group, Quantum Chromodynamics (pdf)

Rigorous construction as a perturbative quantum field theory via causal perturbation theory is discussed in

Discussion of on-shell methods in QCD perturbation theory includes

See also

  • Bo-Lun Du, Xing-Gang Wu, Jian-Ming Shen, Stanley J. Brodsky, Extending the Predictive Power of Perturbative QCD (arXiv:1807.11144)

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