International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp 91–97 | Cite as

Vector boson elastic scattering and Compton scattering

  • D. L. Weaver


The most general Lorentz covariant scattering amplitude is constructed for the elastic scattering of neutral vector bosons and pions, using a symmetric spinor description for the vector particles. In the limit of zero mass for the vector boson, the known results for Compton scattering are reproduced in a simplified way that avoids discussion of gauge invariance. In this limit the scattering is generalized from photons to any massless particle. Finally, a brief discussion is given of the single-particle pole terms in Compton scattering.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Elastic Scattering Gauge Invariance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. L. Weaver
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTufts UniversityMedford

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