Unruh Effect and the Concept of Temperature

Detlev Buchholz, Christoph Solveen
December 11, 2012
Based on a discussion of the concepts of temperature, passivity and efficiency in the framework of quantum field theory, the physical interpretation of the Unruh effect is reviewed.
open access link Class. Quantum Grav. 30 (2013) 085011
@article{Buchholz:2012wr, author = "Buchholz, Detlev and Solveen, Christoph", title = "{Unruh Effect and the Concept of Temperature}", journal = "Class. Quant. Grav.", volume = "30", year = "2013", pages = "085011", doi = "10.1088/0264-9381/30/8/085011", eprint = "1212.2409", archivePrefix = "arXiv", primaryClass = "gr-qc", SLACcitation = "%%CITATION = ARXIV:1212.2409;%%" }

Keywords: 
Unruh effect, thermal quantum field theory, thermal states