QED corrections to the electromagnetic Abraham force

  title={QED corrections to the electromagnetic Abraham force},
  author={Bart A. van Tiggelen and S{\'e}bastien Kawka and Geert L. J. A. Rikken},
  journal={The European Physical Journal D},
AbstractWe develop a QED approach to find the contribution of the quantum vacuum to the electromagnetic Abraham force. Semi-classical theories predict diverging contributions from the quantum vacuum. We show that the divergencies disappear by Kramers-Bethe mass-renormalization. The finite remainder is compared to the relativistic corrections to the Abraham force. This work applies an earlier approach [S. Kawka, B.A. van Tiggelen, Europhys Lett. 89, 11002 (2010)]1, dedicated to the simpler case… 
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