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    Electroweak Corrections to e+e- --> 4 fermions

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    The calculation of the full electroweak O(alpha) corrections to the charged-current four-fermion production processes e+e- --> nu_tau tau+ mu- anti-nu_mu, u anti-d mu- anti-nu_mu, and u anti-d s anti-c is briefly reviewed. The calculation is performed using the complex-mass scheme for the gauge-boson resonances. The evaluation of the occurring one-loop tensor integrals, which include 5- and 6-point functions, requires new techniques. The effects of the complete O(alpha) corrections to the total cross section and to the production-angle distribution are discussed and compared to predictions based on the double-pole approximation, revealing that the latter approximation is not sufficient to fully exploit the potential of a future linear collider in an analysis of W-boson pairs at high energies.Comment: 5 pages, LaTeX, 6 postscript figures, to appear in the proceedings of the "7th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (RADCOR05)", Shonan Village, 200

    Four-fermion production at gamma gamma colliders: 2. Radiative corrections in double-pole approximation

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    The O(alpha) electroweak radiative corrections to gamma gamma --> WW --> 4f within the electroweak Standard Model are calculated in double-pole approximation (DPA). Virtual corrections are treated in DPA, leading to a classification into factorizable and non-factorizable contributions, and real-photonic corrections are based on complete lowest-order matrix elements for gamma gamma --> 4f + gamma. Soft and collinear singularities appearing in the virtual and real corrections are combined alternatively in two different ways, namely by using the dipole subtraction method or by applying phase-space slicing. The radiative corrections are implemented in a Monte Carlo generator called COFFERgammagamma, which optionally includes anomalous triple and quartic gauge-boson couplings in addition and performs a convolution over realistic spectra of the photon beams. A detailed survey of numerical results comprises O(alpha) corrections to integrated cross sections as well as to angular, energy, and invariant-mass distributions. Particular attention is paid to the issue of collinear-safety in the observables.Comment: 42 pages, latex, 34 postscript figure

    Radiative corrections to e+e- --> WW --> 4f with RACOONWW

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    RACOONWW is the first Monte Carlo generator for e+e- --> WW --> 4f(+gamma) that includes the electroweak O(alpha) radiative corrections in the double-pole approximation completely. Some numerical results for LEP2 energies are discussed, and the predictions for the total W-pair cross section are confronted with LEP2 data.Comment: 7 pages, latex, 5 postscript files, to appear in the Proceedings of the 5th Zeuthen Workshop on Elementary Particle Theory ``Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory'', Bastei/Koenigstein, Germany, April 9-14, 200

    Electroweak corrections and anomalous triple gauge-boson couplings in WW and WZ production at the LHC

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    We have analysed the production of WW and WZ vector-boson pairs at the LHC. These processes give rise to four-fermion final states, and are particularly sensitive to possible non-standard trilinear gauge-boson couplings. We have studied the interplay between the influence of these anomalous couplings and the effect of the complete logarithmic electroweak O(\alpha) corrections. Radiative corrections to the Standard Model processes in double-pole approximation and non-standard terms due to trilinear couplings are implemented into a Monte Carlo program for p p -> 4f (+\gamma) with final states involving four or two charged leptons. We numerically investigate purely leptonic final states and find that electroweak corrections can fake new-physics signals, modifying the observables by the same amount and shape, in kinematical regions of statistical significance.Comment: 19 pages, LaTex, 12 eps figure

    The complex-mass scheme for perturbative calculations with unstable particles

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    Perturbative calculations with unstable particles require the inclusion of their finite decay widths. A convenient, universal scheme for this purpose is the complex-mass scheme. It fully respects gauge-invariance, is straight-forward to apply, and has been successfully used for the calculation of various tree-level processes and of the electroweak radiative corrections to e+ e- -> 4f and H -> 4f.Comment: 5 pages, LaTeX, to appear in the proceedings of the "8th DESY Workshop on Elementary Particle Theory, Loops and Legs in Quantum Field Theory", Eisenach, 200

    Techniques for one-loop tensor integrals in many-particle processes

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    We briefly sketch the methods for a numerically stable evaluation of tensor one-loop integrals that have been used in the calculation of the complete electroweak one-loop corrections to \Pep\Pem\to4 fermions. In particular, the improvement of the new methods over the conventional Passarino--Veltman reduction is illustrated for some 4-point integrals in the delicate limits of small Gram (and other kinematical) determinants.Comment: 5 pages, latex, 2 postscript figures, to appear in the proceedings of the "7th International Symposium on Radiative Corrections (RADCOR2005)", Shonan Village, 200

    Gauge-Boson Production in Electron-Photon Collisions

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    We summarize results for the processes eâˆ’Îłâ†’ÎœW−,e−Z,e−γe^-\gamma \to \nu W^-, e^-Z, e^-\gamma within the electroweak Standard Model. We discuss the essential features of the corresponding lowest-order cross-sections and present numerical results for the unpolarized cross-sections including the complete O(α)O(\alpha) virtual, soft-photonic, and hard-photonic corrections. While at low energies the weak corrections are dominated by the leading universal corrections, at high energies we find large, non-universal corrections, which arise from vertex and box diagrams involving non-Abelian gauge couplings.Comment: 7 pages + 5 figures appended as ps-files (uuencoded), latex, CERN-TH. 6980/9

    Approximations for W-Pair Production at Linear-Collider Energies

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    We determine the accuracy of various approximations to the O(alpha) corrections for on-shell W-pair production. While an approximation based on the universal corrections arising from initial-state radiation, from the running of alpha, and from corrections proportional to m_t^2 fails in the Linear-Collider energy range, a high-energy approximation improved by the exact universal corrections is sufficiently good above about 500GeV. These results indicate that in Monte Carlo event generators for off-shell W-pair production the incorporation of the universal corrections is not sufficient and more corrections should be included.Comment: 7 pages, late

    Reduction schemes for one-loop tensor integrals

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    We present new methods for the evaluation of one-loop tensor integrals which have been used in the calculation of the complete electroweak one-loop corrections to e+ e- -> 4 fermions. The described methods for 3-point and 4-point integrals are, in particular, applicable in the case where the conventional Passarino-Veltman reduction breaks down owing to the appearance of Gram determinants in the denominator. One method consists of different variants for expanding tensor coefficients about limits of vanishing Gram determinants or other kinematical determinants, thereby reducing all tensor coefficients to the usual scalar integrals. In a second method a specific tensor coefficient with a logarithmic integrand is evaluated numerically, and the remaining coefficients as well as the standard scalar integral are algebraically derived from this coefficient. For 5-point tensor integrals, we give explicit formulas that reduce the corresponding tensor coefficients to coefficients of 4-point integrals with tensor rank reduced by one. Similar formulas are provided for 6-point functions, and the generalization to functions with more internal propagators is straightforward. All the presented methods are also applicable if infrared (soft or collinear) divergences are treated in dimensional regularization or if mass parameters (for unstable particles) become complex.Comment: 55 pages, latex, some references updated and few comments added, version to appear in Nucl. Phys.

    Electroweak corrections to e+ e- -> f anti-f H

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    Some of the most interesting Higgs-production processes at future e+ e- colliders are of the type e+ e- -> f anti-f H. We present a calculation of the complete O(alpha) corrections to these processes in the Standard Model for final-state neutrinos and top quarks. Initial-state radiation beyond O(alpha) at the leading-logarithmic level as well as QCD corrections are also included. The electroweak corrections turn out to be sizable and reach the order of +/-10% and will thus be an important part of precise theoretical predictions for future e+ e- colliders.Comment: 4 pages, LaTeX, 4 postscript figures, talk given at Loops and Legs 2004, 7th DESY Workshop on Elementary Particle Theory, Zinnowitz, German
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