Europhys. Lett., 61 (5) , pp. 599-605 (2003)
Hard thermal loops with a background plasma velocityD. Metaxas
Physics Department, National Technical University Zografou Campus - 15780 Athens, Greece
(Received 30 October 2002; accepted 19 December 2003)
I consider the calculation of the two- and three-point functions for QED at finite temperature in the presence of a background plasma velocity. The final expressions are consistent with Lorentz invariance, gauge invariance and current conservation, pointing to a straightforward generalization of the hard-thermal-loop formalism to this physical situation. I also give the resulting expression for the effective action and identify the various terms.
11.10.Wx - Finite-temperature field theory.
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