• S G Kamath

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    • The trace identity and the planar Casimir effect

      S G Kamath

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      The familiar trace identity associated with the scale transformationxΜ→ x′Μ = exΜ on the Lagrangian density for a noninteracting massive real scalar field in 2 + 1 dimensions is shown to be violated on a single plate on which the Dirichlet boundary condition Φ(t, x1, x2 = -a) = 0 is imposed. It is however respected in: (i) 1 + 1 dimensions in both free space and on a single plate on which the Dirichlet boundary condition Φ(t, x1 = -a) = 0 holds and (ii) in 2 + 1 dimensions in free space, i.e. the unconstrained configuration. On the plate where Φ(t, x1, x2= -a) = 0, the modified trace identity is shown to be anomalous with a numerical coefficient for the anomalous term equal to the canonical scale dimension, viz. 1/2. The technique of Bordaget al [Ann. Phys. (N.Y.),165, 162 (1985)] is used to incorporate the said boundary condition into the generating functional for the connected Green’s functions.

    • The energy—momentum tensor, the trace identity and the Casimir effect

      S G Kamath

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      The trace identity associated with the scale transformation xΜ → x′Μ = exΜ on the Lagrangian density for the noninteracting electromagnetic field in the co-variant gauge is shown to be violated on a single plate on which the Dirichlet boundary conditionAΜ(t, x1, x2, x3 = -a) = 0 is imposed. It is however respected in free space, i.e. in the absence of the plate. These results reinforce our assertions in an earlier paper where the same exercise was carried out using the Lagrangian density for the free, massive, real scalar field in 2 + 1 dimensions.

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