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dc.contributor.advisorFleming, Sean P.
dc.contributor.authorHill, Andrew
dc.creatorHill, Andrew
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-20T02:33:57Z
dc.date.available2021-02-20T02:33:57Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.citationHill, Andrew. (2020). Calculation of the Resummed Radiation Reaction to Order 1/M Using Heavy Fermion Effective Theory (Doctoral dissertation, University of Arizona, Tucson, USA).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/656843
dc.description.abstractThe Abraham-Lorentz-Dirac equation, which is the widely-accepted expression for the recoil force experienced by a radiating charge (known as the \textit{radiation reaction}), displays strange, unphysical behavior. As such, it has been rife with controversy and confusion for over a century. For most of that time, these issues were treated mostly as curiosities and left to the musings of theoreticians. But the advent of high-intensity pulsed tabletop lasers in recent decades has made the radiation reaction relevant to modern experimental physics, which has led to a resurgence of research into the topic. In this dissertation, we calculate the radiation reaction to order $m^{-1}$ experienced by a charge of mass $m$ in an external electromagnetic field resulting from emission of a single photon. To accomplish this, we use heavy fermion effective theory (HFET), which is an effective field theory of QED, and model the total electromagnetic field as the superposition of a quantized self-field associated with the charge and a classical external field. HFET is a novel approach that greatly simplifies the calculation compared to full QED. The simplified calculations allow us to resum our force expression to all orders in $e A_{\text{cl}}$, where $A_{\text{cl}}$ is the background field; this is a novel result. Wilson lines arise in our expressions as a result of resummation.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
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dc.subjecteffective field theory
dc.subjectheavy fermion
dc.subjectquantum field theory
dc.subjectradiation
dc.subjectradiation reaction
dc.titleCalculation of the Resummed Radiation Reaction to Order 1/M Using Heavy Fermion Effective Theory
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertation
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.leveldoctoral
dc.contributor.committeememberRutherfoord, John
dc.contributor.committeememberSu, Shufang
dc.contributor.committeememberGralla, Samuel E.
dc.contributor.committeememberMeinel, Stefan
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate College
thesis.degree.disciplinePhysics
thesis.degree.namePh.D.
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-20T02:33:57Z


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