TY - JOUR

T1 - QED energy-momentum trace as a force in astrophysics

AU - Labun, Lance

AU - Rafelski, Johann

N1 - Funding Information:
This work in part supported by the DFG Cluster of Excellence MAP (Munich Centre of Advanced Photonics) , we thank Prof. D. Habs for hospitality. Supported by a grant from the US Department of Energy , DE-FG02-04ER41318 .

PY - 2010/4/12

Y1 - 2010/4/12

N2 - We study the properties of the trace T of the QED energy-momentum tensor in the presence of quasi-constant external electromagnetic fields. We exhibit the origin of T in the quantum nonlinearity of the electromagnetic theory. We obtain the quantum vacuum fluctuation-induced interaction of a particle with the field of a strongly magnetized compact stellar object.

AB - We study the properties of the trace T of the QED energy-momentum tensor in the presence of quasi-constant external electromagnetic fields. We exhibit the origin of T in the quantum nonlinearity of the electromagnetic theory. We obtain the quantum vacuum fluctuation-induced interaction of a particle with the field of a strongly magnetized compact stellar object.

KW - Casimir modified Lorentz force

KW - Conformal symmetry breaking

KW - Euler-Heisenberg nonlinear electrodynamics

KW - Supercritical stellar magnetic field

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U2 - 10.1016/j.physletb.2010.02.083

DO - 10.1016/j.physletb.2010.02.083

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:77949914948

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 687

SP - 133

EP - 138

JO - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics

IS - 2-3

ER -