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The Low Energy Effective Lagrangian for Photon Interactions in Any Dimension


Ritz, A and Delbourgo, R, The Low Energy Effective Lagrangian for Photon Interactions in Any Dimension, International Journal of Modern Physics A, 11, (2) pp. 253-269. ISSN 0217-751X (1996) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1142/S0217751X96000122


The subject of low energy photon-photon scattering is considered in arbitrary-dimensional space-time and the interaction is widened to include scattering events involving an arbitrary number of photons. The effective interaction Lagrangian for these processes in QED has been determined in a manifestly invariant form. This generalization resolves the structure of the weak field Euler-Heisenberg Lagrangian and indicates that the component invariant functions have coefficients related not only to the spacetime dimension but also to the coefficients of the Bernoulli polynomial.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Other physical sciences
Research Field:Other physical sciences not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Delbourgo, R (Professor Robert Delbourgo)
ID Code:8
Year Published:1996
Web of Science® Times Cited:18
Deposited By:Physics
Deposited On:1996-08-01
Last Modified:2011-08-15

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