Final-state radiation in electron-positron annihilation into a pion pair
Kharkov National University, 61077, Kharkov, Ukraine
2 Institute for Theoretical Physics, NSC Kharkov Institute for Physics and Technology, 61108, Kharkov, Ukraine
3 INFN Laboratori Nazionale di Frascati, 00044, Frascati (RM), Italy
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The process of e + e - annihilation into a pair with radiation of a photon is considered. The amplitude of the reaction consists of the model independent initial-state radiation (ISR) and model dependent final-state radiation (FSR). The general structure of the FSR tensor is constructed from Lorentz covariance, gauge invariance and discrete symmetries in terms of the three invariant functions. To calculate these functions we apply chiral perturbation theory (ChPT) with vector and axial-vector mesons. The contribution of the process to the muon anomalous magnetic moment is evaluated, and results are compared with the dominant contribution in the framework of a hybrid model, consisting of VMD and point-like scalar electrodynamics. The developed approach allows us also to calculate the charge asymmetry.
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