Dissipation of interacting fields in the presence of black holes

A. E.I. Johansson*, H. Umezawa, Y. Yamanaka

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The thermo field dynamics formulation of quantum fields in the presence of eternal Schwarzschild black holes, which was presented by Israel (1976) in the free case, is extended to the case of self-interacting fields. With this formulation, the authors calculate the dissipative coefficient for an excited quantum particle in an equilibrium distribution. The result shows that the quantum particle dissipatively disappears with an infinitesimal lifetime near the event horizon and with a constant lifetime far from the horizon.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012
Pages (from-to)385-390
Number of pages6
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1990 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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