Energy level shifts of a uniformly accelerated atom in the presence of boundary conditions

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We discuss the radiative level shifts of an atom moving with uniform acceleration near an infinite reflecting plate. We first consider the case of a two-level system interacting with a massless scalar field in the vacuum state. The acceleration of the two-level atom is supposed in a direction parallel to the conducting plate. We evaluate the contribution of vacuum fluctuations and of the radiation reaction field to the energy shift of the atomic levels, and discuss their behaviour as a function of the atomic acceleration and of the atom-plate distance. Then, we investigate the more general case of an hydrogen atom accelerating near a perfectly reflecting plate and interacting with the electromagnetic field in the vacuum state.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)012031 - 1-012031 - 13
Numero di pagine13
RivistaJOURNAL OF PHYSICS. CONFERENCE SERIES
Volume161
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2009

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energy levels
boundary conditions
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vacuum
atoms
hydrogen atoms
electromagnetic fields
scalars
conduction
radiation
energy

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