We investigate the role of the electroweak corrections to the scattering cross section of Standard Model fermions with gravity. We use both an approach of scattering off an external potential, where the gravitational field is treated as a classical background generated by a heavy source, and the usual interaction based on the one-graviton-exchange. In the potential appoach we consider the fields both of a localized and of a distributed gravitational source of spherical symmetry and uniform density, separating the cases of interactions taking place both in the inner and external regions of the source. This allows to make a distinction between interactions involving neutrinos and dark matter particles with a realistic gravity source, which cover the inner region, and the rest of the Standard model fermions. The role of the gravitationally induced flavour-changing transitions, as well as the flavour diagonal ones, are investigated in the limit of both large and small momentum transfers, deriving the structure of the corresponding Hamiltonian.
Fermion Scattering in a Gravitational Background: Electroweak Corrections and Flavour Transitions / Claudio Coriano; Luigi Delle Rose ; Emidio Gabrielli ; Luca Trentadue. - In: JOURNAL OF HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS. - ISSN 1126-6708. - 2014:3(2014), pp. 136-173. [10.1007/JHEP03(2014)136]
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