International Journal of Theoretical Physics

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 129–150 | Cite as

Electron self-energy, vacuum polarization, and vertex correction

  • Il-Tong Cheon


In the framework of the finite quantum electrodynamics developed in the previous paper, electron self-energy, vacuum polarization, and vertex correction are calculated. It has turned out that the electron-neutrino mass difference can be reproduced in a model where this mass difference is of pure electromagnetic origin. A positive sign of proton-neutron mass difference is obtained within our present theory. Furthermore, it is shown that our theory can give a clue to overcome the possible crisis of QED arising from the recent report of the discrepancy between theoretical and experimental values for the muon anomalous magnetic moment as an evidence for a possible breakdown of QED.


Field Theory Elementary Particle Quantum Field Theory Positive Sign Mass Difference 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Il-Tong Cheon
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsYonsei UniversitySeoulKorea

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