Quantum vacuum energy and the masslessness of the photon

Paul Davies, S. D. Unwin

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Abstract

We show that the existence of an arbitrarily small photon mass would produce an additional vacuum energy at the surface of a conducting material that should be measurable. The result could have implications for cosmology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-276
Number of pages3
JournalPhysics Letters B
Volume98
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 15 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Quantum vacuum energy and the masslessness of the photon. / Davies, Paul; Unwin, S. D.

In: Physics Letters B, Vol. 98, No. 4, 15.01.1981, p. 274-276.

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Davies, Paul ; Unwin, S. D. / Quantum vacuum energy and the masslessness of the photon. In: Physics Letters B. 1981 ; Vol. 98, No. 4. pp. 274-276.
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