Schwinger pair production at finite temperature in QED

Sang Pyo Kim, Hyun Kyu Lee, Yongsung Yoon

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Abstract

We use the evolution operator method to find the Schwinger pair-production rate at finite temperature in scalar and spinor QED by counting the vacuum production, the induced production, and the stimulated annihilation from the initial ensemble. It is shown that the pair-production rate for each state is factorized into the mean number at zero temperature and the initial thermal distribution for bosons and fermions.

Original languageEnglish
Article number045024
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume79
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009 Feb 27

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Schwinger pair production at finite temperature in QED. / Kim, Sang Pyo; Lee, Hyun Kyu; Yoon, Yongsung.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 79, No. 4, 045024, 27.02.2009.

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