Accelerated observers do not detect isotropic thermal radiation

K. Hinton, P. C.W. Davies, J. Pfautsch

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We investigate a model of a uniformly accelerated particle detector which possesses directional discrimination and find that it responds as though subjected to an anisotropic time-dependent flux of radiation. Only a detector responsive to disturbance in the forward and/or reversed directions of motion responds as though immersed in a bath of thermal equilibrium radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)88-90
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Jan 6 1983

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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