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**Quantum gravitational corrections for spinning particles**942 KB, PDF document

Journal | Journal of High Energy Physics |
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Date | In preparation - 11 Jul 2016 |

Date | Accepted/In press - 4 Oct 2016 |

Date | Published (current) - 11 Oct 2016 |

Volume | 10 |

Number of pages | 46 |

Pages (from-to) | 1-46 |

Original language | English |

We calculate the quantum corrections to the gauge-invariant gravitational potentials of spinning particles in flat space, induced by loops of both massive and massless matter fields of various types. While the corrections to the Newtonian potential induced by massless conformal matter for spinless particles are well-known, and the same corrections due to massless minimally coupled scalars [Class. Quant. Grav. 27 (2010) 245008], massless non-conformal scalars [Phys. Rev. D 87 (2013) 104027] and massive scalars, fermions and vector bosons [Phys. Rev. D 91 (2015) 064047] have been recently derived, spinning particles receive additional corrections which are the subject of the present work. We give both fully analytic results valid for all distances from the particle, and present numerical results as well as asymptotic expansions. At large distances from the particle, the corrections due to massive fields are exponentially suppressed in comparison to the corrections from massless fields, as one would expect. However, a surprising result of our analysis is that close to the particle itself, on distances comparable to the Compton wavelength of the massive fields running in the loops, these corrections can be enhanced with respect to the massless case.

46 pages, 2 figures

© The Authors, 2016

- hep-th, gr-qc

## QLO-QG (MC IF EF - Dr Markus Froeb

Project: Research project (funded) › Research

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