Mirror as polaron with internal degrees of freedom

G. E. Volovik, M. A. Zubkov

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We consider the model suggested by Wang and Unruh [Phys. Rev. D 89, 085009 (2014)] for the 1+1-dimensional mirror moving in the quantum vacuum. We consider the relation of this model to the problem of the polaron - the electron moving in the vacuum of the quantum field of phonons. We introduce the field-theoretical model of such a mirror. It contains the multicomponent spinor field interacting with the scalar field. We discuss the source of the logarithmic divergence in the mirror mass and its relation to the problem of the divergencies in vacuum energy.

Original languageEnglish
Article number087702
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 27 Oct 2014
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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