Radiative corrections to fixed target Møller scattering including hard bremsstrahlung effects

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Abstract

We present a calculation of the complete (Formula presented) electroweak radiative corrections to the Møller scattering process (Formula presented) including hard bremsstrahlung contributions. We study the effects of these corrections on both the total cross section and polarization asymmetry measured in low energy fixed target experiments. Numerical results are presented for the experimental cuts relevant for E-158, a fixed target (Formula presented) experiment being performed at SLAC; the effect of hard bremsstrahlung is to shift the measured polarization asymmetry by (Formula presented) We briefly discuss the remaining theoretical uncertainty in the prediction for the low energy Møller scattering polarization asymmetry.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume67
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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