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A quest for a ``direct{''} observation of the Unruh effect with classical electrodynamics: In honor of Atsushi Higuchi 60th anniversary

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Author(s):
Cozzella, Gabriel [1] ; Landulfo, Andre G. S. [2] ; Matsas, George E. A. [1] ; Vanzella, Daniel A. T. [3]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Paulista, Inst Fis Teor, Rua Dr Bento Teobaldo Ferraz 271, BR-01140070 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed ABC, Ctr Ciencias Nat & Humanas, Ave Estados 5001, BR-09210580 Santo Andre, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Fis Sao Carlos, Caixa Postal 369, BR-13560970 Sao Carlos, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MODERN PHYSICS D; v. 27, n. 11, SI AUG 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

The Unruh effect is essential to keep the consistency of quantum field theory in inertial and uniformly accelerated frames. Thus, the Unruh effect must be considered as well-tested as quantum field theory itself. In spite of it, it would be nice to realize an experiment whose output could be directly interpreted in terms of the Unruh effect. This is not easy because the linear acceleration needed to reach a temperature of 1K is of order 10(20) m/s(2). We discuss here a conceptually simple experiment reachable under present technology, which may accomplish this goal. The inspiration for this proposal can be traced back to Atsushi Higuchi's Ph.D. thesis, which makes it particularly suitable to pay tribute to him on occasion of his 60th anniversary. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/15084-6 - Semiclassical gravity, entanglement, and information
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
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