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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 71–74 | Cite as

Spin correlations in elastic e+e- scattering in QED

Atomic and Molecular Collisions

Abstract.

Spin correlations are carefully investigated in elastic e+e- scattering in QED, for initially polarized as well as unpolarized particles, with emphasis placed on energy or speed of the underlying particles involved in the process. An explicit expression is derived for the corresponding transition probabilities in closed form to the leading order. These expressions differ from those obtained from simply combining the spins of the relevant particles, which are of kinematic nature. It is remarkable that these explicit results obtained from quantum field theory show a clear violation of Bell's inequality at all energies, in support of quantum theory in the relativistic regime. We hope that our explicit expression will lead to experiments, of the type described in the bulk of this paper, that monitor speed.

PACS.

12.20.Ds Specific calculations 12.20.Fv Experimental tests 12.20.-m Quantum electrodynamics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Naresuan UniversityFundamental Physics and Cosmology Research Unit, The Tah Poe Academia Institute (TPTP)PhitsanulokThailand

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