No Anomaly and New Renormalization Scheme

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We review the physics of chiral anomaly and show that the anomaly equation of δμJμ5 =e216π2εμνρδ FμνFρδis not connected to any physical observables. This is based on the fact that the reaction process of π0→2γ has no diver- gence at all, and the triangle diagrams with the vertex of γμγ5 describing the Z0→2γ decay do not have any di- vergences either. The recent calculated branching ratio of the Z0→2γ decay rate is found to be ГZ0→2γ/Г□2.4×10-8. Further, we discuss the anomaly equation in the Schwinger model which is known as δμJμ5=e2πεμνFμν , and prove that this anomaly equation disagrees with the exact value of the chiral charge δ5=±1 in the Schwinger vacuum. Therefore, the chiral anomaly is a spurious effect induced by the regularization. In connection with the anomaly prob- lem, we clarify the physical meaning why the self-energy of photon should not be included in the renormalization scheme. Also, we present the renormalization scheme in weak interactions without Higgs particles, and this is achieved with a new propagator of massive vector bosons, which does not give rise to any logarithmic divergences in the vertex corrections. Therefore, there is no necessity of the renormalization procedure of the vertex corrections arising from the weak vector boson propagation.

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T. Fujita and N. Kanda, "No Anomaly and New Renormalization Scheme," Journal of Modern Physics, Vol. 3 No. 8, 2012, pp. 665-681. doi: 10.4236/jmp.2012.38091.

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