Field renormalization and reduction formula in quantum electrodynamics

Daniel Zwanziger

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    An Ansatz is proposed for the asymptotic field of a charged particle which gives the known power-law behavior (p2-m2+i)-1-, 0, for the electron propagator near the mass shell. This allows the electron-wave-function renormalization to be related to the normalization of the asymptotic field. A reduction formula is presented, expressing the S matrix in terms of Green's functions which are evaluated according to a precise on-mass-shell renormalization prescription.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)934-937
    Number of pages4
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Issue number19
    StatePublished - 1973

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Physics and Astronomy


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