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Type: Journal article
Title: Dynamical mass generation in unquenched QED using the Dyson-Schwinger equations
Author: Klzllersü, A.
Sizer, T.
Pennington, M.
Williams, A.
Williams, R.
Citation: Physical Review D, 2015; 91(6):065015-1-065015-17
Publisher: American Physical Society
Issue Date: 2015
ISSN: 1550-7998
1550-2368
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Ayşe Kızılersü, Tom Sizer, Michael R. Pennington, Anthony G. Williams, and Richard Williams
Abstract: We present a comprehensive numerical study of dynamical mass generation for unquenched QED in four dimensions, in the absence of four-fermion interactions, using the Dyson-Schwinger approach. We begin with an overview of previous investigations of criticality in the quenched approximation. To this we add an analysis using a new fermion-antifermion-boson interaction ansatz, the Kızılersü-Pennington (KP) vertex, developed for an unquenched treatment. After surveying criticality in previous unquenched studies, we investigate the performance of the KP vertex in dynamical mass generation using a renormalized fully unquenched system of equations. This we compare with the results for two hybrid vertices incorporating the Curtis-Pennington vertex in the fermion equation. We conclude that the KP vertex is as yet incomplete, and its relative gauge variance is due to its lack of massive transverse components in its design.
Description: Published 13 March 2015
Rights: © 2015 American Physical Society
RMID: 0030027563
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.065015
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LX0776452
http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0558878
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