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1.1 MATHMATICS, Applied mathematics, Particles and fields physics

Publication Details

Published in Physical Review D. Journal Ref

Phys. Rev. D 82, 084019

http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.82.084019

Abstract

We consider a quantum field on a lukewarm black hole spacetime. We introduce a new uniform approximation to the radial equation, constructed using an extension of Green-Liouville asymptotics. We then use this new approximation to construct the renormalized vacuum polarization in the Hartle-Hawking vacuum. Previous calculations of the vacuum polarization rely on the WKB approximation to the solutions of the radial equation, however the nonuniformity of the WKB approximations obscures the results of these calculations near both horizons. The use of our new approximation eliminates these obscurities, enabling us to obtain explicitly finite and easily calculable values of the vacuum polarization on the two horizon

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