Scalar production in Schwarzschild and Rindler metrics

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The procedure used recently by Hawking (1975) to demonstrate the creation of massless particles by black holes is applied to the Rindler coordinate system in flat space-time. The result is that an observer who undergoes a uniform acceleration kappa apparently sees a fixed surface radiate with a temperature of kappa /2 pi . Some implications of this result are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number022
Pages (from-to)609-616
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Physics A: Mathematical and General
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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