Quantum Field Theory Under the Influence of External Conditions

Quantum Field Theory Under the Influence of External Conditions

by Michael Bordag (Editor)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783663012054
Publisher: Vieweg+Teubner Verlag
Publication date: 11/28/2013
Series: Teubner Texte zur Physik Series , #30
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1996
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Casimir Energy for a Spherical Cavity in a Dielectric: Toward a Model for Sonoluminescence?.- Conformal Invariance with Boundaries.- Hard, Semihard and Soft Boundary Conditions.- Quantum Radiation from Mirrors Moving Sideways.- Sonoluminescence as Quantum Vacuum Radiation.- Dynamical Casimir Effect, “Particle Emission” and Squeezing.- Photon Generation and Squeezing in a Cavity with Vibrating Walls.- Fluctuations of the Casimir Pressure at Finite Temperature.- Casimir Theory for the Piecewise Uniform String.- Casimir Force Between Real Boundaries: Contributions of Mechanical and Electrical Imperfections.- Renormalization Group Flow of the Chern-Simons Parameter.- The Effective Lagrangian of Arbitrary Inhomogeneous Electromagnetic Field.- Gauge Theories in a Bag.- Instantons in the Bag Model: Matrix Elements of Scalar Propagator.- QED in the External Aharonov-Bohm Field.- Quantum Fields in a Conical Background.- Magnetic Response of the Many-Particle Chern-Simons Gauge Theory in (2+1) Dimensions.- Self-Interaction Force for Charged Particle in the Space-Time of Supermassive Cosmic String.- Exact Euler-Heisenberg Effective Action for Chiral Fermions in Some Special External Fields.- Energy-Momentum Tensor of Particles Created by an External Field.- Nonlocality, Self-Adjointness of the Hamiltonian and Vacuum Polarization in Spaces with Nontrivial Topology.- Hydrogen Atom in the Spacetime of a Cosmic String.- Functional Determinants on Möbius Corners.- Applications of Zeta Function Regularization in QFT.- Ground State Energy in Smooth Background Fields.- Quantum Field Theory at Finite Temperature and Cosmological Perturbations.- Algorithms for the Calculation of the Heat Kernel Coefficients.- Finite Temperature Field Theory: Physical Effects of Nontrivial Spectral Functions.- Bose-Einstein Condensation under External Conditions.- Speed of Light in Nontrivial Vacua.- Influence of Condensates and External Fields on Physical Effects in Gauge Theories.- Effective Potential in Yang-Mills Theory and Stability of Chromomagnetic Vacuum.- Ground State Energy Density in Smooth Background Fields.- Black Hole Entropy.- Thermodynamic Features of Black Holes Dressed with Quantum Fields.- Thermodynamics in D-dimensional Rindler-like Spaces.- On the Quantum Stability of the Time Machine.- Field Interaction Effects of a Charged String in a Magnetic Background.- A Selfconsistent Semiclassical Solution with a Wormhole in the Theory of Gravity.- General Quantization Anomaly in Bosonic String Theory Interacting with Background Gravitational Field.- Non-Local Properties in Euclidean Quantum Gravity.- Geroch—Kinnersley—Chitre Group for Dilaton—Axion Gravity.- Geometric Quantization of Kähler Spaces Admitting H-Projective Mappings.- Renormalization Group and Effective Action in Renormalizable Quantum Gravity with Matter.- Phase Structure of 2D Gross-Neveu Model in Spacetimes of Constant Curvature.- Spinning Particles in Taub-NUT Background.- Quantum Optics of Accelerated 2-level Systems on Arbitrary Stationary Trajectories.- Radiation-Field Quantization for Linear Dielectrics through Green’s Function Expansion.- Localization of Electromagnetic Waves in two Dimensions.- Spontaneous Emission by Atoms near a Dielectric Waveguide.- The Vacuum of (QED)0+1 and Functional Integral Measure with Boundary Conditions.- VI Appendix.- Program of the Workshop.- List of Participants.

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