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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 9152437, 2 pages

Corrigendum to “Comparative Aspects of Spin-Dependent Interaction Potentials for Spin-1/2 and Spin-1 Matter Fields”

1Institut für Theoretische Physik, University of Heidelberg, Philosophenweg 16, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany
2Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF), Rua Dr. Xavier Sigaud 150, Urca, 22290-180 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia da Bahia, Campus Vitória da Conquista, Avenida Amazonas 3150, Zabelê, 45075-265 Vitória da Conquista, BA, Brazil

Correspondence should be addressed to P. C. Malta

Received 20 October 2016; Accepted 12 February 2017; Published 19 April 2017

Copyright © 2017 P. C. Malta et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

1. Introduction

In the article titled “Comparative Aspects of Spin-Dependent Interaction Potentials for Spin-1/2 and Spin-1 Matter Fields” [1], calculations for some interparticle potentials for sources with spin-1/2 and spin-1 in the nonrelativistic (NR) regime contained inadvertent errors which should be corrected as follows. The main conclusions are unaltered.

We note further that we have included contact terms coming from Dirac delta contributions of the following Fourier transforms: which are the massive generalizations of the “massless” results from [2].

In what follows we list the corrections, indicated by , that must be added to some of the potentials given in [1]. The mass of the mediator, , corresponds to either or , as the case may be. We also highlight that not all the potentials from [1] are affected and in this note we only indicate those which are modified (Moreover, we need to use in all potentials. In [1], we had the opposite sign, so one must make throughout.).

2. Correcting the Potentials

2.1. Potentials (Spin-1/2)

The and potentials from [1] are not affected. The other potentials receive partial corrections. For convenience, we define the function: so that the potentials in equations (), () (As mentioned in equation () in [1], the potential for has the same functional form as the potential for .), (), and () in [1] receive the respective corrections:

Equation (4) modifies the full potential by eliminating a momentum-independent monopole-monopole . A similar modification, but momentum-dependent, is induced by (6). For the other potentials, the modifications involve spin-spin interactions, mostly coupled to contact terms.

2.2. Potentials (Spin-1)
2.2.1. Vector Representation

The corrections to equations (), (), (), and () in [1] are, respectively:whereby, in (10), cancels another term in () from [1].

2.2.2. Tensor Representation

The correction to the potential in this representation is (cf. (9)). Also, the correction to the potential in this representation is the same as in (11).

In [1], equations () receive the respective corrections:

We note that the correction in (13) excludes one momentum-dependent term associated with in the potential in equation () from [1].

3. Concluding Remarks

We have presented the corrections to some of the results given in [1]. The corrections introduced affect mostly the monopole-monopole sectors (e.g., (4), (8), and (12)).

The conclusions presented in [1] remain unaltered: in general, the interparticle potentials associated with NR spin-1/2 and spin-1 sources present similarities, especially, in the spin-spin sectors of the , , , and interactions. The most important modifications are due to the presence of contact terms, which do not play a role in macroscopic interactions.


  1. P. C. Malta, L. P. R. Ospedal, K. Veiga, and J. A. Helayël-Neto, “Comparative aspects of spin-dependent interaction potentials for spin-1/2 and spin-1 matter fields,” Advances in High Energy Physics, vol. 2016, Article ID 2531436, 13 pages, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at MathSciNet · View at Scopus
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