September 30, 2015 to October 3, 2015
Yerevan, Armenia
Etc/GMT+4 timezone

Vacuum currents in braneworlds

Oct 2, 2015, 11:30 AM
Main Hall, Guesthouse

Main Hall, Guesthouse


Prof. Aram Saharian (Yerevan State University)


Vacuum expectation value (VEV) of the current density is investigated for a massive charged scalar field with arbitrary curvature coupling in the geometry of a brane on the background of AdS spacetime with partial toral compact dimensions. The presence of a gauge field flux, enclosed by compact dimensions, is assumed. On the brane the field obeys Robin boundary condition and along compact dimensions periodicity conditions with general phases are imposed. There is a range in the space of the values for the coefficient in the boundary condition where the Poincare vacuum is unstable. The vacuum charge density and the components of the current along non-compact dimensions vanish. The VEV of the current density along compact dimensions is a periodic function of the gauge field flux with the period equal to the flux quantum. It is decomposed into the boundary-free and brane-induced contributions. Both these contributions vanish on the AdS boundary. The brane-induced contribution vanishes on the horizon and for points near the horizon the current is dominated by the boundary-free part. Depending on the value of the Robin coefficient, the presence of the brane can either increase or decrease the vacuum currents. Applications are given for a higher-dimensional version of the Randall--Sundrum braneworld model.

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Prof. Aram Saharian (Yerevan State University)


Ms Nvard Saharyan (Yerevan State University) Mr Valery Vardanyan (Yerevan State University)

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