An algebraic model of Coulomb scattering with spin

P. Lévay, K. Amos

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A new matrix-valued realization for the so(3, 1) algebra leads to a natural generalization of the Coulomb scattering problem of a particle with spin. The underlying su(2) gauge structure of this realization recasts the scattering problem into a familiar form, namely, the Coulomb scattering problem of a collection of dyons (particles having both electric and magnetic charges). Using this equivalent form and the results of Zwanziger for such systems, the scattering matrix can be calculated in the helicity formalism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3877-3886
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - May 11 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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