December 20, 2004
Within the framework of local quantum physics we construct a scattering theory of stable, massive particles without assuming mass gaps. This extension of the Haag-Ruelle theory is based on advances in the harmonic analysis of local operators. Our construction is restricted to theories complying with a regularity property introduced by Herbst. The paper concludes with a brief discussion of the status of this assumption.
Keywords:scattering theory, massless models, Haag-Ruelle theory