# QED corrections to the electromagnetic Abraham force

@article{Tiggelen2012QEDCT, 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}, year={2012}, volume={66}, pages={1-10} }

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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