Abstract

The Kinoshita-Lee-Nauenberg (KLN) theorem describes the fact that inclusive electromagnetic and weak production processes in the vacuum do not contain singularities in the ultra-relativistic limit of zero mass. When these production processes occur in condensed matter, the KLN theorem fails. One consequence of this failure is that precision lifetime determinations of stopped muons will depend on the nature of the surrounding material.

Notes

Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-ph/0001091v1.

Keywords

Kinoshita-Lee-Nauenberg (KLN) theorem, high energy physics phenomenology, charged particles

Subject Categories

Condensed matter, Phenomenological theory (Physics)

Disciplines

Physics

Publication Date

2000

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