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Two-Loop Corrections to the Decay Rate of Orthopositronium

  • G. S. Adkins
  • R. N. Fell
  • J. Sapirstein
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Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 570)

Abstract

Order α2 corrections to the decay rate of orthopositronium are calculated in the framework of nonrelativistic QED. The correction is ≈ 45 in units of (α/π)2 times the lowest order rate.

Keywords

Decay Rate Infrared Divergence Ground State Wave Function Vertex Graph Ultraviolet Divergence 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. S. Adkins
    • 1
  • R. N. Fell
    • 2
  • J. Sapirstein
    • 3
  1. 1.Franklin & Marshall CollegeLancasterUSA
  2. 2.Brandeis UniversityWalthamUSA
  3. 3.Universityof Notre DameNotre DameUSA

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