Ball, Patricia and Braun, Vladimir M. and Gardi, Einan
Distribution amplitudes of the Λb baryon in QCD.
Physics Letters B 665 (4), pp. 197-204.
The QCD description of exclusive decays of the Λb baryon involves hadronic matrix elements of non-local light ray operators, the light-cone distribution amplitudes. We introduce the complete set of three-quark distribution amplitudes and calculate the renormalization scale dependence for the leading twist. At leading order in the strong coupling the evolution is driven by pairwise two-quark interactions: heavy–light involving Sudakov logarithms as in the B-meson case, and light–light as in light mesons. We solve the evolution equation and show that its main effect is to generate a radiative tail extending to high energies. Finally, we present simple models for the distribution amplitudes based on QCD sum rules, and study the effect of the evolution on these models.