Stabilization of the charged vacuum created by very strong electrical fields in nuclear matter


Journal Article

The expectation value of electrical charge in charged vacuum is calculated utilizing the Thomas-Fermi model. We find almost complete screening of the nuclear charge. For any given nuclear density there is an upper bound for the electrical potential. For normal nuclear densities this value is - 250 MeV. This suggests that the vacuum is stable against spontaneous formation of heavy, charged particles. © 1975 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Müller, B; Rafelski, J

Published Date

  • January 1, 1975

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 349 - 352

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.34.349

Citation Source

  • Scopus