Particle detectors in the presence of boundaries

P. C.W. Davies, Z. X. Liu, A. C. Ottewill

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The authors discuss the response of inertial and uniformly accelerated monopole particle detectors in the presence of static boundaries. They give a simple formula relating their response to the energy density of the state relative to the state without boundaries and illustrate it in a number of examples. They provide a physical interpretation of the energy spectrum derived by Ford (1988) in the case of a pair of parallel plates (Casimir system).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010
Pages (from-to)1041-1051
Number of pages11
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number7
StatePublished - Dec 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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