G.J. van Oldenborgh
- Stable calculations for unstable particles: restoring gauge invariance
- Physics Letters B
- Volume | Issue number
- 358 | 3-4
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for High Energy Physics (IHEF)
We discuss theoretical and phenomenological aspects of the use of boson propagators with energy-dependent widths in predictions for high-energy scattering processes. In general, gauge invariance is violated in such calculations. We discuss several approaches to restore gauge invariance, necessary for a reliable result. The most promising method is the addition of the relevant parts of the fermionic corrections, which fulfills all Ward identities. The numerical difference between this and other approaches is studied. A number of recommendations are given for LEP2 computations.
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