Nonlinear electromagnetic forces in astrophysics

Lance Labun, Jan Rafelski

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Electromagnetism becomes a nonlinear theory having (effective) photon- photon interactions due at least to electron-positron fluctuations in the vacuum. We discuss the consequences of the nonlinearity for the force felt by a charge probe particle, and compare the impact of Euler-Kockel QED effective nonlinearity to the possibility of Born-Infeld-type nonlinearity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2237-2250
Number of pages14
JournalActa Physica Polonica B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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