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Quantum corrections in Kaluza-Klein theory


Delbourgo, R and Weber, RO, Quantum corrections in Kaluza-Klein theory, Il Nuovo Cimento A Series 11, 93, (3) pp. 288. ISSN 0369-3546 (1986) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1007/BF02773658


We have examined some of the one-loop quantum corrections to the five-dimensional Kaluza-Klein model, which are due to the infinite number of massive spin-2 excitations, in order to discover how the tower of levels can affect the classical results. It turns out that quantities which vanish classically, such as 〈ϕ〉 and the mass of the scalar fieldϕ, receive finite contributions which are determined by the Planck radius. On the other hand, amplitudes such asϕ-ϕ scattering which are one-loop infinite, even when massive modes are disregarded, do not have their divergences ameliorated by the inclusion of the tower. We would conclude that a higher-dimensional model should be considered seriously as a candidate for a physical, quantized theory if (at the very least) the zero-mode truncation is already renormalizable, for only then are the entrained higher modes likely to produce finite corrections.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Particle and high energy physics
Research Field:Particle physics
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:90856
Year Published:1986
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2014-04-29
Last Modified:2014-04-29

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