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Photon 2003: International Conference on the Structure and Interactions of the Photon and 15th International Workshop on Photon-Photon Collisions, Frascati : Italie
A new method for calculating jet-like QED processes
C. Carimalo1, A. Schiller, V.G. Serbo

We consider inelastic QED processes, the cross sections of which do not drop with increasing energy. Such reactions have the form of two-jet processes with the exchange of a virtual photon in the t-channel. We consider them in the region of small scattering angles m/E <= theta << 1, which yield the dominant contribution to their cross sections. A new effective method is presented to calculate the corresponding helicity amplitudes. Its basic idea consists in replacing spinor structures for real and weakly virtual intermediate leptons by simple transition vertices for real leptons. The obtained compact amplitudes are particularly suitable for numerical calculations in jet-like kinematics.
1 :  LPNHE - Laboratoire de Physique Nucléaire et de Hautes Énergies
Physique/Physique des Hautes Energies - Phénoménologie
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