Radiation reaction and the acceleration-dependent mass increase of a charged sphere undergoing uniform acceleration

  title={Radiation reaction and the acceleration-dependent mass increase of a charged sphere undergoing uniform acceleration},
  author={Teyoun Kang and Adam Noble and S R Yoffe and Dino A Jaroszynski and Min Sup Hur},
Photon emission from a uniformly accelerated charge is among the most mysterious physical phenomena. Theories based on the Lorentz-Abraham-Dirac equation mostly conclude that a uniformly accelerated point charge cannot feel radiation reaction. Such a conclusion suggests that the origin of the photon energy is unclear. In this paper, we determine the self-force of a uniformly accelerated charged sphere using the Lorentz force equation, with an assumption that the sphere is Lorentz-contracted… 
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