Observing Thermal Schwinger Pair Production

@article{Gould2018ObservingTS,
  title={Observing Thermal Schwinger Pair Production},
  author={O. Gould and S. Mangles and A. Rajantie and S. Rose and Cheng Xie},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Phenomenology},
  year={2018}
}
We study the possibility of observing Schwinger pair production enhanced by a thermal bath of photons. We consider the full range of temperatures and electric field intensities, and identify the most promising and interesting regimes. In particular we identify temperatures of $\sim 20~\mathrm{keV}/k_B$ and field intensities of $\sim 10^{23}~\mathrm{Wcm}^{-2}$ where pair production would be observable. In this case the thermal enhancement over the Schwinger rate is exponentially large and due to… Expand

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