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Title: Casimir effect for a scalar field via Krein quantization

In this work, we present a rather simple method to study the Casimir effect on a spherical shell for a massless scalar field with Dirichlet boundary condition by applying the indefinite metric field (Krein) quantization technique. In this technique, the field operators are constructed from both negative and positive norm states. Having understood that negative norm states are un-physical, they are only used as a mathematical tool for renormalizing the theory and then one can get rid of them by imposing some proper physical conditions. -- Highlights: • A modification of QFT is considered to address the vacuum energy divergence problem. • Casimir energy of a spherical shell is calculated, through this approach. • In this technique, it is shown, the theory is automatically regularized.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Department of Physics, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
  2. Department of Physics, Islamic Azad University, Central Branch, Tehran (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22233553
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics (New York); Journal Volume: 341; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2013 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; BOUNDARY CONDITIONS; CASIMIR EFFECT; DIRICHLET PROBLEM; FIELD OPERATORS; METRICS; MODIFICATIONS; QUANTIZATION; RENORMALIZATION; SCALAR FIELDS