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DESY-12-215
MCNET-12-13
arXiv:1211.5467
JHEP 1308 (2013) 114

by: Pl├Ątzer, Simon (DESY)

Abstract:
We propose an extension of matrix element plus parton shower merging at tree level to preserve inclusive cross sections obtained from the merged and showered sample. Implementing this constraint generates approximate next-to-leading order (NLO) contributions similar to the LoopSim approach. We then show how full NLO, or in principle even higher order, corrections can be added consistently, including constraints on inclusive cross sections to account for yet missing parton shower accuracy at higher logarithmic order. We also show how NLO accuracy below the merging scale can be obtained.
Link: 
http://inspirehep.net/record/1203710
Publ date: 
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 23:00