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Title: Extending theories on muon-specific interactions

Abstract

The proton radius puzzle, the discrepancy between the proton radius measured in muonic hydrogen and electronic hydrogen, has yet to be resolved. There are suggestions that beyond the standard model (BSM) physics could resolve both this puzzle and the muon anomalous magnetic moment discrepancy. Karshenboim et al. point out that simple, nonrenormalizable, models in this direction involving new vector bosons have serious problems when confronting high energy data. The prime example is radiative corrections to W to μν decay which exceed experimental bounds. We show how embedding the model in a larger and arguably renormalizable theory restores gauge invariance of the vector particle interactions and controls the high energy behavior of decay and scattering amplitudes. Thus BSM explanations of the proton radius puzzle can still be viable.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States)
  2. College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (United States); Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, VA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), Newport News, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1226791
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1226860
Report Number(s):
JLAB-THY-15-2104; DOE/OR/23177-3493; arXiv:1506.06631
Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998; PRVDAQ; TRN: US1600940
Grant/Contract Number:  
PHY1205905; AC05-06OR23177
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 92; Journal Issue: 9; Journal ID: ISSN 1550-7998
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Carlson, Carl E., and Freid, Michael C. Extending theories on muon-specific interactions. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.095024.
Carlson, Carl E., & Freid, Michael C. Extending theories on muon-specific interactions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.095024.
Carlson, Carl E., and Freid, Michael C. Mon . "Extending theories on muon-specific interactions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.92.095024. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1226791.
@article{osti_1226791,
title = {Extending theories on muon-specific interactions},
author = {Carlson, Carl E. and Freid, Michael C.},
abstractNote = {The proton radius puzzle, the discrepancy between the proton radius measured in muonic hydrogen and electronic hydrogen, has yet to be resolved. There are suggestions that beyond the standard model (BSM) physics could resolve both this puzzle and the muon anomalous magnetic moment discrepancy. Karshenboim et al. point out that simple, nonrenormalizable, models in this direction involving new vector bosons have serious problems when confronting high energy data. The prime example is radiative corrections to W to μν decay which exceed experimental bounds. We show how embedding the model in a larger and arguably renormalizable theory restores gauge invariance of the vector particle interactions and controls the high energy behavior of decay and scattering amplitudes. Thus BSM explanations of the proton radius puzzle can still be viable.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.92.095024},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology},
issn = {1550-7998},
number = 9,
volume = 92,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {11}
}

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