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Title: Coulomb problem for vector bosons

Abstract

The Coulomb problem for vector bosons W{sup {+-}} incorporates a well-known difficulty; the charge of the boson localized in a close vicinity of the attractive Coulomb center proves to be infinite. The paradox is shown to be resolved by the QED vacuum polarization, which brings in a strong effective repulsion that eradicates the infinite charge of the boson on the Coulomb center. This property allows one to define the Coulomb problem for vector bosons properly.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2052 (Australia) and Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439-4843 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20782975
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. D, Particles Fields; Journal Volume: 73; Journal Issue: 9; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.73.093009; (c) 2006 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COULOMB FIELD; QUANTUM ELECTRODYNAMICS; VACUUM POLARIZATION; W MINUS BOSONS; W PLUS BOSONS

Citation Formats

Kuchiev, M.Yu., and Flambaum, V.V. Coulomb problem for vector bosons. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.093009.
Kuchiev, M.Yu., & Flambaum, V.V. Coulomb problem for vector bosons. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.093009.
Kuchiev, M.Yu., and Flambaum, V.V. Mon . "Coulomb problem for vector bosons". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.093009.
@article{osti_20782975,
title = {Coulomb problem for vector bosons},
author = {Kuchiev, M.Yu. and Flambaum, V.V.},
abstractNote = {The Coulomb problem for vector bosons W{sup {+-}} incorporates a well-known difficulty; the charge of the boson localized in a close vicinity of the attractive Coulomb center proves to be infinite. The paradox is shown to be resolved by the QED vacuum polarization, which brings in a strong effective repulsion that eradicates the infinite charge of the boson on the Coulomb center. This property allows one to define the Coulomb problem for vector bosons properly.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVD.73.093009},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
number = 9,
volume = 73,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}