Scattering Cross-sections in Quantum Electrodynamics

Ashish, Chandra (2017) Scattering Cross-sections in Quantum Electrodynamics. Masters thesis, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad.

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Abstract

Our understanding of the fundamental interactions -electrowea k and strong forces is described by a theory which is now known as the Standard Model of particle physics . In this thesis, I study the electroweak sector of the Standard Model. Using the Feynman rule s of quantum electrodynamics, I derive cross-sections for e − e + −→ μ − μ + and for Compton Scattering i.e, γ + e − −→ γ + e − . First I obtain the cross-section for the scattering with unpolarized lepto ns and then to get a more detailed understanding of the process I re-study the scattering with pola rized leptons. I give the details of the calculations and present some of the results involving gamma mat rices and spinor sums in the appendix.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: TD796
Subjects: Physics
Divisions: Department of Physics
Depositing User: Team Library
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2017 09:35
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2017 09:35
URI: http://raiith.iith.ac.in/id/eprint/3229
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