Cross section for Bhabha and Compton scattering beyond quantum field theory: https://arxiv.org/abs/2104.11607
Flora Moulin, Luca Fabbri, Aurélien Barrau
We consider the theory of spinor fields written in polar form, that is the form in which the spinor components are given in terms of a module times a complex unitary phase respecting Lorentz covariance. In this formalism, spinors can be treated in their most general mathematical form, without the need to restrict them to plane waves. As a consequence, calculations of scattering amplitudes can be performed by employing the most general fermion propagator, and not only the free propagator usually employed in QFT. In this article, we use these quantities to perform calculations in two notable processes, the electron-positron and Compton scatterings. We show that although the methodology differs from the one used in QFT, the final results in the two examples turn out to give no correction as predicted by QFT.
Comments: 7 pages