The homotopy algebraic formalism of braided noncommutative field theory is used to define the explicit example of braided electrodynamics, that is, U(1) gauge theory minimally coupled to a Dirac fermion. We construct the braided L∞-algebra of this field theory and obtain the braided equations of motion, action functional and conserved matter current. The modifications of the electric charge conservation law due to the braided noncommutative deformation are described. We develop a braided generalization of Wick’s theorem, and use it to compute correlation functions of the braided quantum field theory using homological perturbation theory. Our putative calculations indicate that the braided theory does not contain the non-planar Feynman diagrams of conventional noncommutative quantum field theory, and that correlators do not exhibit UV/IR mixing.
- BRST Quantization
- Non-Commutative Geometry
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics