Volume 22: Pages 17-18, 2009
Electric potential of the quantum vacuum
Constantin Meis 1
1CEA-Saclay, INSTN-UESMS Baˆt 395 91191 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
The vacuum nature resulting from the electromagnetic field quantization procedure is analyzed. The electric potential of the quantum vacuum state characterized by appropriate parameters is put in evidence and the relationship with the electron charge is discussed. It is deduced that every charge accelerated in vacuum experiences an electric potential proportional to its acceleration.
Keywords: Quantum Vacuum, Radiation Hamiltonian, Zero-Point Energy, Fundamental Constants, Electromagnetic Waves, Electrons, Photons
Received: October 24, 2008; Accepted: November 30, 2008; Published Online: February 19, 2009