Hadronic Light-By-Light Scattering Contribution to the Muon g - 2: An Effective Field Theory Approach
The hadronic light-by-light contribution to aμ, the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon, is discussed from the point of view of an effective low-energy theory. As an application, the coefficient of the leading logarithm arising from the two-loop graphs involving two anomalous vertices is computed, and found to be positive. This corresponds to a positive sign for the pion-pole contribution to the hadronic light-by-light correction to aμ, and to a sizable reduction of the discrepancy between the present experimental value of aμ and its theoretical counterpart in the standard model.
Physical Review Letters
- Pub Date:
- February 2002
- High Energy Physics - Phenomenology;
- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- 4 pages, 1 figure. v2: published version