AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationEvans, S., & Rafelski, J. (2018). Vacuum stabilized by anomalous magnetic moment. Physical Review D, 98(1), . DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.98.016006
JournalPHYSICAL REVIEW D
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AbstractAn analytical result for Euler-Heisenberg effective action, valid for electron spin g-factor vertical bar g vertical bar < 2, was extended to the domain vertical bar g vertical bar > 2 via discovered periodicity of the effective action. This allows for a simplified computation of vacuum instability modified by the electron's measured g = 2.002319. We find a strong suppression of vacuum decay into electron positron pairs when magnetic fields are dominant. The result is reminiscent of mass catalysis by magnetic fields.
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