CASIMIR ENERGY IN A CURVED BACKGROUND WITH A SPHERICAL BOUNDARY AND ARBITRARY RADIUS - AN EXACT SOLUTION VIA THE POINT SPLITTING METHOD


BAYM S., OZCAN M.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, cilt.49, ss.5313-5318, 1994 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 49 Konu: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 1994
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1103/physrevd.49.5313
  • Dergi Adı: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.5313-5318

Özet

We calculate the renormalized quantum vacuum energy-momentum tensor inside a spherical boundary, where the background geometry inside the boundary is represented by the closed static Friedmann metric. The remormalized energy density has two terms, one of which comes from the local curvature and the other one is due to the presence of the boundary. The renormalized energy density has a nonintegrable divergence as the boundary is approached.