Zero-point momentum in complex media
Laboratoire de Physique et Modélisation des Milieux Condensés, CNRS /Université Joseph Fourier, BP 166, 38042 Grenoble Cedex 9, France
Corresponding author: a Bart.Van-Tiggelen@grenoble.cnrs.fr
Revised: 11 December 2007
Published online: 22 February 2008
In this work we apply field regularization techniques to formulate a number of new phenomena related to momentum induced by electromagnetic zero-point fluctuations. We discuss the zero-point momentum associated with magneto-electric media, with moving media, and with magneto-chiral media.
PACS: 42.50.Lc – Quantum fluctuations, quantum noise, and quantum jumps / 12.20.Ds – Specific calculations / 03.70.+k – Theory of quantized fields / 11.10.Gh – Renormalization
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