Temperature of electron fluctuations in an accelerated vacuum

Lance Labun, Johann Rafelski

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Abstract

The electron vacuum fluctuations measured by ⟨(Formula presented.)ψ⟩ do not vanish in an externally applied electric field E. For an exactly constant field, that is for vacuum fluctuations in presence of a constant accelerating force, we show that ⟨(Formula presented.)ψ⟩ has a Boson-like structure with spectral state density tanh-1(E/m) and temperature TM = eε=mπ = av/π. Considering the vacuum uctuations of ‘classical’ gyromagnetic ratio g = 1 particles we find Fermi-like structure with the same spectral state density at a smaller temperature T1 = av=2π which corresponds to the Unruh temperature of an accelerated observer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication1st LeCosPA Symposium
Subtitle of host publicationTowards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe, LeCosPA 2012
EditorsPisin Chen
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages153-158
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789814449366
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013
Event1st Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics Symposium, LeCosPA 2012 - Taipei, Taiwan, Province of China
Duration: Feb 6 2012Feb 9 2012

Publication series

Name1st LeCosPA Symposium: Towards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe, LeCosPA 2012

Other

Other1st Leung Center for Cosmology and Particle Astrophysics Symposium, LeCosPA 2012
CountryTaiwan, Province of China
CityTaipei
Period2/6/122/9/12

Keywords

  • Acceleration
  • Nonperturbative QED
  • Quantum vacuum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Space and Planetary Science

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    Labun, L., & Rafelski, J. (2013). Temperature of electron fluctuations in an accelerated vacuum. In P. Chen (Ed.), 1st LeCosPA Symposium: Towards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe, LeCosPA 2012 (pp. 153-158). (1st LeCosPA Symposium: Towards Ultimate Understanding of the Universe, LeCosPA 2012). World Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1142/9789814449373_0012