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Quantum analog of Lienard-Wichert potentials

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Abstract

In the framework of quantum electrodynamics the vector potential is computed of the electromagnetic field created by a localized wave packet corresponding to a uniformly moving charged particle. It is shown that the field distribution near the particle trajectory depends on mass renormalization due to the interaction with the transverse quantum field.

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Translated from Izvestiya Vysshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii, Fizika, No. 9, pp. 66–70, September, 1990.

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Zhang, N.T., Feranchuk, I.D. Quantum analog of Lienard-Wichert potentials. Soviet Physics Journal 33, 776–779 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00894902

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Keywords

  • Charged Particle
  • Electromagnetic Field
  • Wave Packet
  • Field Distribution
  • Vector Potential