TY - JOUR

T1 - One-loop finite temperature effective potential in QED in the worldline approach

AU - Shovkovy, Igor A.

N1 - Funding Information:
We would like to thank V. Gusynin for helpful comments on the manuscript. This work was supported in part by the U.S. Department of Energy Grant #DE-FG02-84ER40153.

PY - 1998/11/26

Y1 - 1998/11/26

N2 - The one-loop finite temperature effective potential of QED in an external electromagnetic field is obtained using the worldline method. The general structure of the temperature dependent part of the effective action in an arbitrary external inhomogeneous magnetic field is established. The two-derivative effective action of spinor and scalar QED in a static magnetic background at T ≠ 0 is derived.

AB - The one-loop finite temperature effective potential of QED in an external electromagnetic field is obtained using the worldline method. The general structure of the temperature dependent part of the effective action in an arbitrary external inhomogeneous magnetic field is established. The two-derivative effective action of spinor and scalar QED in a static magnetic background at T ≠ 0 is derived.

KW - Quantum electrodynamics

KW - Thermal effective action

KW - Worldline method

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U2 - 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)01202-7

DO - 10.1016/S0370-2693(98)01202-7

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0347570052

SN - 0370-2693

VL - 441

SP - 313

EP - 318

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 - 1-4

ER -