Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The scharnhorst effect: Superluminality and causality in effective field theories
by de Clark, Sybil Gertrude, Ph.D., The University of Arizona, 2016, 415; 10247716
Abstract (Summary)

We present two re-derivations of the Scharnhorst effect. The latter was first obtained in 1990 by Klaus Scharnhorst, soon followed by Gabriel Barton, and consists in the theoretical prediction that the phase velocity of photons propagating in a Casimir vacuum normal to the plates would be larger than c. (Abstract shortened by ProQuest.)

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fleming, Sean, Wuthrich, Christian
Commitee: Barrett, Bruce, Psaltis, Dimitrios, Toussaint, William
School: The University of Arizona
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-B 78/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy of Science, Theoretical physics
Keywords: Faster-than-light, QFT, Scharnhorst effects, Superluminal effects
Publication Number: 10247716
ISBN: 978-1-369-44953-2
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