Publication : t14/148

Graviton-Photon Scattering

Vanhove P. (CEA, IPhT (Institut de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Bjerrum-Bohr N.E.J. (The Niels Bohr Institute Blegdamsvej 17, DK-2100 Copenhagen, DENMARK)
Planté L. (CEA, IPhT (Institut de Physique Théorique), F-91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France)
Holstein B. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)
We use the feature that the gravitational Compton scattering amplitude factorizes in terms of Abelian QED amplitudes to evaluate various gravitational Compton processes. We examine both the QED and gravitational Compton scattering from a massive spin-1 system by the use of helicity amplitude methods. In the case of gravitational Compton scattering we show how the massless limit can be used to evaluate the cross section for graviton-photon scattering and discuss the difference between photon interactions and the zero mass spin-1 limit. We show that the forward scattering cross section for graviton photoproduction has a very peculiar behavior, differing from the standard Thomson and Rutherford cross sections for a Coulomb-like potential.
Année de publication : 2014
Revue : Phys. Rev. D 91 064008 (2014)
DOI : 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.064008
Preprint : arXiv:1410.4148
Langue : Anglais

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