Spin correlations in elastic e+e- scattering in QED
Fundamental Physics and Cosmology Research Unit, The Tah Poe Academia Institute (TPTP), Department of Physics, Naresuan University, 65000 Phitsanulok, Thailand
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Published online: 29 February 2008
Spin correlations are carefully investigated in elastic e+e- scattering in QED, for initially polarized as well as unpolarized particles, with emphasis placed on energy or speed of the underlying particles involved in the process. An explicit expression is derived for the corresponding transition probabilities in closed form to the leading order. These expressions differ from those obtained from simply combining the spins of the relevant particles, which are of kinematic nature. It is remarkable that these explicit results obtained from quantum field theory show a clear violation of Bell's inequality at all energies, in support of quantum theory in the relativistic regime. We hope that our explicit expression will lead to experiments, of the type described in the bulk of this paper, that monitor speed.
PACS: 12.20.Ds – Specific calculations / 12.20.Fv – Experimental tests / 12.20.-m – Quantum electrodynamics
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