Vacuum Anti-Shielding of Monopoles
At last year’s Monopole Conference, R. Iengo gave an informal talk on his formalism for treating the interaction of the electromagnetic field simultaneously with electric and magnetic charges, and his deduction from it that the vacuum polarization effect of virtual monopole-pair creation on charge renormalization (Z3) would be opposite to the effect of virtual charge-pair creation. That is, virtual charges shield charge, but virtual monopoles antishield charge.
KeywordsLandau Level Vacuum Polarization Charged Field Pole Strength Charge Renormalization
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