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One-loop divergences of quantized Einstein-Maxwell fields

Deser, S. and van Nieuwenhuizen, P. (1974) One-loop divergences of quantized Einstein-Maxwell fields. Physical Review D, 10 (2). pp. 401-410. ISSN 2470-0010. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.10.401.

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All one-loop divergences of the quantized Einstein-Maxwell system are calculated, using dimensional regularization and the background-field method. The resulting counterterms, including photon and graviton ghost contributions, are quadratic in curvatures when evaluated on the mass shell, and cannot be renormalized away by rescaling. Brans-Dicke theory is also nonrenormalizable; source-free Einstein theory with cosmological term is (formally) renormalizable, as are Weyl models.

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Additional Information:© 1974 American Physical Society. (Received 8 April 1974) We acknowledge several interesting discussions with H.-S. Tsao Research supported by U. S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the National Science Foundation, and the Netherlands Ministerie van Onderwijs en Wetenschappen.
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