High intensity physics current and future possibilities
2009 (English)In: AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X, E-ISSN 1551-7616, Vol. 1188, no 1, 301-314 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The capability to produce high field strengths, and thereby obtain a new means for doing fundamental physics, has over the last thirty years taken great leaps forward. Both superconducting cavities as well ultra-intense lasers can now reach field strengths of the order 50 MV/m (stationary) and 1012 V/m (peak value, time-dependent field), respectively. Here we will describe a collection of problems that catches the flavor of the nonlinear quantum vacuum and the possibility to use high field strengths as a low-energy probe of fundamental physics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2009. Vol. 1188, no 1, 301-314 p.
High field science, quantum vacuum, nonlinear physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-30948DOI: 10.1063/1.3266808ISI: 000280556100025OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-30948DiVA: diva2:289126