publication . Preprint . 2010

Classical Electron Model with QED Corrections

Lenk, Ron;
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  • Published: 08 Jun 2010
In this article we build a metric for a classical general relativistic electron model with QED corrections. We calculate the stress-energy tensor for the radiative corrections to the Coulomb potential in both the near-field and far-field approximations. We solve the three field equations in both cases by using a perturbative expansion to first order in alpha (the fine-structure constant) while insisting that the usual (+, +, -, -) structure of the stress-energy tensor is maintained. The resulting metric models a (non-spinning) electron with a Coulomb potential with QED corrections, and maintains masslessness of the photon to self-consistent order. The near-field...
free text keywords: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
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