Light-fronts approach to electron-positron pair production in ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions

Jack C. Wells, Bilha Segev

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Abstract

We solve, in an ultrarelativistic limit, the time-dependent Dirac equation describing electron-positron pair production in peripheral relativistic heavy-ion collisions using light-front variables and a light-fronts representation, obtaining nonperturbative results for the free pair-creation amplitudes in the collider frame. Our result reproduces the result of second-order perturbation theory in the small charge limit while nonperturbative effects arise for realistic charges of the ions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Quantum Aspects of Beam Physics
EditorsPisin Chen
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages464-473
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9789814528283
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Quantum Aspects of Beam Physics 1998 - Monterey, United States
Duration: 4 Jan 19989 Jan 1998

Publication series

NameAdvanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Quantum Aspects of Beam Physics

Conference

Conference15th Advanced ICFA Beam Dynamics Workshop on Quantum Aspects of Beam Physics 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityMonterey
Period4/01/989/01/98

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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