We develop a systematic perturbation theory for amplitudes involving a single soliton (extended finite energy solution of a classical field theory). These methods allow one in principle to compute to any desired order quantum corrections to soliton masses, form factors and Green functions. The major technical problem encountered is an infrared divergence of the naive perturbation theory rules. This divergence is dominated by a modification of the usual functional methods so as to properly define the soliton as a momentum eigenstate. The extension of these methods to soliton-soliton scattering is discussed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics