Horizons of strong field physics

Lance Labun, Yaron Hadad, Johann Rafelski

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Abstract

Discussing the limitations on the validity of classical electrodynamics, we show that present day laser pulse technology applied to head-on-collisionswith relativistic electrons generates fields strong enough to permit experimentation at the limits of validity of the Lorentz force, and the development of experimental tests of Mach's principle. We also discuss more distant opportunities for exploring the nature of laws of physics and the vacuum structure. We then conclude that the predictions of quantum electrodynamics in the presence of critical fields are not completely satisfactory and argue that the study of Laser materialization into particle pairs opens a new domain of quantum electrodynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAIP Conference Proceedings
Pages39-53
Number of pages15
Volume1228
DOIs
StatePublished - 2010
Event1st International Conference on Light at Extreme Intensities - Scientific Opportunities and Technological Issues of the Extreme Light Infrastructure, LEI 2009 - Brasov
Duration: Oct 16 2009Oct 21 2009

Other

Other1st International Conference on Light at Extreme Intensities - Scientific Opportunities and Technological Issues of the Extreme Light Infrastructure, LEI 2009
CityBrasov
Period10/16/0910/21/09

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Keywords

  • Critical acceleration
  • Hawking-unruh temperature
  • Inertia
  • Lorentz force
  • Mach's principle
  • Radiation reaction
  • Strong electromagnetic fields
  • Vacuum structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Labun, L., Hadad, Y., & Rafelski, J. (2010). Horizons of strong field physics. In AIP Conference Proceedings (Vol. 1228, pp. 39-53) https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3426079

Horizons of strong field physics. / Labun, Lance; Hadad, Yaron; Rafelski, Johann.

AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1228 2010. p. 39-53.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Labun, L, Hadad, Y & Rafelski, J 2010, Horizons of strong field physics. in AIP Conference Proceedings. vol. 1228, pp. 39-53, 1st International Conference on Light at Extreme Intensities - Scientific Opportunities and Technological Issues of the Extreme Light Infrastructure, LEI 2009, Brasov, 10/16/09. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3426079
Labun L, Hadad Y, Rafelski J. Horizons of strong field physics. In AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1228. 2010. p. 39-53 https://doi.org/10.1063/1.3426079
Labun, Lance ; Hadad, Yaron ; Rafelski, Johann. / Horizons of strong field physics. AIP Conference Proceedings. Vol. 1228 2010. pp. 39-53
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