Managing γ[subscript 5] in Dimensional Regularization II: the Trace with more γ[subscript 5]’s
Managing γ5 in Dimensional Regularization II: the Trace with more γ5’s
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In the present paper we evaluate the anomaly for the abelian axial current in a non abelian chiral gauge theory, by using dimensional regularization. This amount to formulate a procedure for managing traces with more than one γ[subscript 5]. The suggested procedure obeys Lorentz covariance and cyclicity, at variance with previous approaches (e.g. the celebrated ’t Hooft and Veltman’s where Lorentz is violated). The result of the present paper is a further step forward in the program initiated by a previous work on the traces involving a single γ[subscript 5]. The final goal is an unconstrained definition of γ[subscript 5] in dimensional regularization. Here, in the evaluation of the anomaly, we profit of the axial current conservation equation, when radiative corrections are neglected. This kind of tool is not always exploited in field theories with γ[subscript 5], e.g. in the use of dimensional regularization of infrared and collinear divergences.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Laboratory for Nuclear Science
International Journal of Theoretical Physics
Ferrari, Ruggero. “Managing γ 5 in Dimensional Regularization II: The Trace with More γ 5’s.” International Journal of Theoretical Physics 56.3 (2017): 691–705.
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