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Title: Massless rotating fermions inside a cylinder

We study rotating thermal states of a massless quantum fermion field inside a cylinder in Minkowski space-time. Two possible boundary conditions for the fermion field on the cylinder are considered: the spectral and MIT bag boundary conditions. If the radius of the cylinder is sufficiently small, rotating thermal expectation values are finite everywhere inside the cylinder. We also study the Casimir divergences on the boundary. The rotating thermal expectation values and the Casimir divergences have different properties depending on the boundary conditions applied at the cylinder. This is due to the local nature of the MIT bag boundary condition, while the spectral boundary condition is nonlocal.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Center for Fundamental and Advanced Technical Research, Romanian Academy Bd. Mihai Viteazul 24, 300223 Timişoara (Romania)
  2. School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Sheffield, Hicks Building, Hounsfield Road, Sheffield, S3 7RH (United Kingdom)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22494341
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1694; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: TIM14 physics conference on physics without frontiers, Timisoara (Romania), 20-22 Nov 2014; Other Information: (c) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC; 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; CYLINDERS; EXPECTATION VALUE; FERMIONS; MINKOWSKI SPACE; ROTATION