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Open string pair creation from worldsheet instantons

Schubert, C and Torrielli, A (2010) Open string pair creation from worldsheet instantons J PHYS A-MATH THEOR, 43 (40).

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Worldline instantons provide a particularly elegant way to derive Schwinger’s well-known formula for the pair creation rate due to a constant electric field in quantum electrodynamics. In this note, we show how to extend this method to the corresponding problem of open string pair creation.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences > Mathematics
Authors :
Schubert, C
Torrielli, A
Date : 8 October 2010
DOI : 10.1088/1751-8113/43/40/402003
Uncontrolled Keywords : FIELDS
Additional Information : Copyright 2010 Institute of Physics. This is the author's accepted manuscript.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 12 Jan 2012 14:17
Last Modified : 31 Oct 2017 14:17

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