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Testing quantum mechanics in non-Minkowski space-time with high power lasers and 4th generation light sources

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A common misperception of quantum gravity is that it requires accessing energies up to the Planck scale of 1019GeV, which is unattainable from any conceivable particle collider. Thanks to the development of ultra-high intensity optical lasers, very large accelerations can be now the reached at their focal spot, thus mimicking, by virtue of the equivalence principle, a non Minkowski space-time. Here we derive a semiclassical extension of quantum mechanics that applies to different m...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1038/srep00491

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Institution:
"University of Oxford", "AWE plc, Reading, UK"
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics
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"University of Strathclyde", "Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Chilton, Didcot, UK"
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Imperial College, London
Department:
Department of Physics
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University of Warwick
Department:
Centre for Fusion,Space and Astrophysics,Department of Physics
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Lawrence Livernmore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, USA
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Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
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Scientific Reports Journal website
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2
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Article: 491
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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2045-2322
URN:
uuid:376ed6bd-4d02-47bd-bc7b-c936c3c68d22
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ora:6331
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English
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