Volume 61, Number 5, March 2003
|Page(s)||599 - 605|
|Section||The physics of elementary particles and fields|
|Published online||01 February 2003|
Hard thermal loops with a background plasma velocity
Physics Department, National Technical University Zografou Campus - 15780 Athens, Greece
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.
PACS: 11.10.Wx – Finite-temperature field theory
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