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 +====== TTP08-50 Coupling Constant in Momentum Subtraction Scheme to Three-Loop Order ====== 
 +      <hidden TTP08-50  Coupling Constant in Momentum Subtraction Scheme to Three-Loop Order > In this paper we compute the three-loop corrections to the $\beta$ function in a momentum subtraction (MOM) scheme with a massive quark. The calculation is performed in the background field formalism applying asymptotic expansions for small and large momenta. Special emphasis is devoted to the relation between the coupling constant in the MOM and $\overline{\rm{MS}}$ schemes as well as their ability to describe the phenomenon of decoupling. 
 + It is demonstrated by an explicit comparison that the $\overline{\rm{MS}}$ scheme can be consistently used to relate the values of the MOM-scheme strong-coupling constant in the energy regions higher and lower than the massive-quark production threshold. This procedure obviates the necessity to know the full mass dependence of the MOM $\beta$ function and clearly demonstrates the equivalence of both schemes for the description of physics outside the threshold region. 
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 +|**K.G. Chetyrkin, B.A. Kniehl, M. Steinhauser**  |  
 +|**  Nucl.Phys.  B814 231-245 2009  **  | 
 +| {{preprints:2008:ttp08-50.pdf|PDF}} {{|PostScript}} [[|arXiv]] [[|Programs and Data]]   | 
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