OMS scheme of UV renormalization in the presence of unstable fundamental particles

M.L. Nekrasov
2002 Physics Letters B  
A generalization of the on-mass-shell scheme of UV renormalization (the OMS-bar scheme) to the case of presence of unstable fundamental particles (like W and Z bosons) is proposed. Its basic ingredients are as follows: (i) the renormalized mass coincides with a real part of the position of the complex pole of the corresponding propagator, (ii) the imaginary part of the on-shell self-energy coincides with the imaginary part of the complex pole position. The latter property implies the
more » ... lies the gauge-invariance of the imaginary part of the on-shell self-energy in the OMS-bar scheme and its connection with the lifetime of an unstable particle. Starting with the three-loops this connection becomes nontrivial.
doi:10.1016/s0370-2693(02)01435-1 fatcat:4yzuoczo5neipbvfxqy4m3teja