%0 Journal Article
%J Physical Review Letters
%D 2012
%T Spontaneous emission by rotating objects: A scattering approach
%A Mohammad F. Maghrebi
%A Robert L. Jaffe
%A Mehran Kardar
%X We study the quantum electrodynamics (QED) vacuum in the presence of a body rotating along its axis of symmetry and show that the object spontaneously emits energy if it is lossy. The radiated power is expressed as a general trace formula solely in terms of the scattering matrix, making an explicit connection to the conjecture of Zel'dovich [JETP Lett. 14, 180 (1971)] on rotating objects. We further show that a rotating body drags along nearby objects while making them spin parallel to its own rotation axis.
%B Physical Review Letters
%V 108
%8 2012/6/7
%G eng
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/1202.1485v2
%N 23
%! Phys. Rev. Lett.
%R 10.1103/PhysRevLett.108.230403