Consistency of the regularization of gauge theories by high covariant derivatives.

@article{Asorey1996ConsistencyOT,
title={Consistency of the regularization of gauge theories by high covariant derivatives.},
author={Asorey and Falceto},
journal={Physical review. D, Particles and fields},
year={1996},
volume={54 8},
pages={5290-5301}
}

Published 1996 in Physical review. D, Particles and fields

We show that regularization of gauge theories by higher covariant derivatives and gauge invariant Pauli-Villars regulators is a consistent method if the Pauli-Villars vector fields are considered in a covariant α–gauge with α 6= 0 and a given auxiliary preregularization is introduced in order to uniquely define the regularization. The limit α → 0 in the regulating Pauli-Villars fields is pathological and the original Slavnov proposal in covariant Landau gauge is not correct because of the… CONTINUE READING