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Proposal for Observing the Unruh Effect using Classical Electrodynamics

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Cozzella, Gabriel ; Landulfo, Andre G. S. ; Matsas, George E. A. ; Vanzella, Daniel A. T.
Total Authors: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters; v. 118, n. 16 APR 21 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 11

Although the Unruh effect can be rigorously considered as well tested as free quantum field theory itself, it would be nice to provide experimental evidence of its existence. This is not easy because the linear acceleration needed to reach a temperature 1 K is of order 10(20) m/s(2). Here, we propose a simple experiment reachable under present technology whose result may be directly interpreted in terms of the Unruh thermal bath. Instead of waiting for experimentalists to perform it, we use standard classical electrodynamics to anticipate its output and fulfill our goal. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/22482-2 - Gravity and quantum field theory
Grantee:George Emanuel Avraam Matsas
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/08025-0 - Effects at the quantum-gravitational frontier
Grantee:Gabriel Cozzella
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 14/26307-8 - Semiclassical gravity and Quantum Information Theory
Grantee:Andre Gustavo Scagliusi Landulfo
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/12165-4 - Quantum phenomena in curved spacetimes
Grantee:Daniel Augusto Turolla Vanzella
Support type: Regular Research Grants