Radiation from a moving mirror in two dimensional space-time: conformal anomaly

@article{Fulling1976RadiationFA,
  title={Radiation from a moving mirror in two dimensional space-time: conformal anomaly},
  author={S. Fulling and P. Davies},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences},
  year={1976},
  volume={348},
  pages={393 - 414}
}
  • S. Fulling, P. Davies
  • Published 1976
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. A. Mathematical and Physical Sciences
The energy-momentum tensor is calculated in the two dimensional quantum theory of a massless scalar field influenced by the motion of a perfectly reflecting boundary (mirror). This simple model system evidently can provide insight into more sophisticated processes, such as particle production in cosmological models and exploding black holes. In spite of the conformally static nature of the problem, the vacuum expectation value of the tensor for an arbitrary mirror trajectory exhibits a non… Expand
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