Gauge Fixing Identity in the Background Field Method of QCD in Pure Gauge

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Nayak, Gouranga C
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In this paper we derive a gauge fixing identity by varying the covariant gauge fixing term in $Z[A,J,\eta, {\bar \eta}]$ in the background field method of QCD in pure gauge. Using this gauge fixing identity we establish a relation between $Z[J,\eta,{\bar \eta}]$ in QCD and $Z[A,J,\eta, {\bar \eta}]$ in background field method of QCD in pure gauge. We show the validity of this gauge fixing identity in general non-covariant and general Coulomb gauge fixings respectively. This gauge fixing identity is used to prove factorization theorem in QCD at high energy colliders and in non-equilibrium QCD at high energy heavy-ion colliders.
Comment: 14 pages latex, Non-covariant gauge fixing added, (Accepted for Publication in IJMPA)
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High Energy Physics - Phenomenology, High Energy Physics - Theory, Nuclear Theory
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