Vacuum Radiation in Conformally Invariant Quantum Field Theory

Research paper by V. Aldaya, M. Calixto, J. M. Cervero

Indexed on: 21 Sep '98Published on: 21 Sep '98Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


Although the whole conformal group $SO(4,2)$ can be considered as a symmetry in a classical massless field theory, the subgroup of special conformal transformations (SCT), usually related to transitions to uniformly accelerated frames, causes vacuum radiation in the corresponding quantum field theory, in analogy to the Fulling-Unruh effect. The spectrum of the outgoing particles can be calculated exactly and proves to be a generalization of the Planckian one.