On effective temperatures and electron spin polarization in storage rings

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This note is a summary of the author`s views on the subject of effective temperatures (and the Unruh temperature in particular) in accelerators. Unruh analyzes the response to vacuum fluctuations of a linearly accelerated two-level atom serving as a detector and shows that the relative populations of the two states are given by a boltzmann factor with kT = {h_bar}a/2{pi}c, where a is the acceleration. The inference is that the detector is immersed in a black-body spectrum of Unruh radiation at the Unruh temperature. He refers to these ideas as the Unruh effect.

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Jackson, J.D. May 1, 1998.

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This note is a summary of the author`s views on the subject of effective temperatures (and the Unruh temperature in particular) in accelerators. Unruh analyzes the response to vacuum fluctuations of a linearly accelerated two-level atom serving as a detector and shows that the relative populations of the two states are given by a boltzmann factor with kT = {h_bar}a/2{pi}c, where a is the acceleration. The inference is that the detector is immersed in a black-body spectrum of Unruh radiation at the Unruh temperature. He refers to these ideas as the Unruh effect.

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  • Advanced ICFA beam dynamics workshop on quantum aspects of beam physics, Monterey, CA (United States), 4-9 Jan 1998

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  • Report No.: LBNL--41750
  • Report No.: CONF-980134--
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 334367
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc688075

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Jackson, J.D. On effective temperatures and electron spin polarization in storage rings, article, May 1, 1998; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc688075/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.