arXiv:0810.5071
DCPT-07-96
IPPP-07-48
MCNET-08-13
JHEP 0812 (2008) 018

by: Schonherr, Marek (Dresden, Tech. U.) et al.

Abstract:
In this paper the Yennie-Frautschi-Suura approach is used to simulate real and virtual QED corrections in particle decays. It makes use of the universal structure of soft photon corrections to resum the leading logarithmic QED corrections to all orders, and it allows a systematic correction of this approximate result to exact fixed order results from perturbation theory. The approach has been implemented as a Monte Carlo algorithm, which a posteriori modifies decay matrix elements through the emission of varying numbers of photons. The corresponding computer code is incorporated into the SHERPA event generator framework.