Volume 85, Number 5, March 2009
Article Number 51001
Number of page(s) 5
Section The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
Published online 16 March 2009
EPL, 85 (2009) 51001
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/85/51001

Tensor gauge boson production in high-energy collisions

S. Konitopoulos, R. Fazio and G. Savvidy

Institute of Nuclear Physics, Demokritos National Research Center - Agia Paraskevi, GR-15310 Athens, Greece, EU

received 24 October 2008; accepted in final form 9 February 2009; published March 2009
published online 16 March 2009

We considered spin-two gauge boson production in the fermion pair annihilation process and calculated the polarized cross-sections for each set of helicity orientations of initial and final particles. Adding up all sixteen amplitudes and averaging over the initial particle spins, we obtained the unpolarized cross-section. The angular dependence of these cross-sections is compared with the similar annihilation cross-sections in QED with two photons in the final state, with two gluons in QCD and W-pair in the electroweak theory.

12.60.-i - Models beyond the standard model.
12.60.Cn - Extensions of electroweak gauge sector.
11.15.-q - Gauge field theories.

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