Vacuum Structure — An Essay

  • Johann Rafelski
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 255)


Introduction: In this essay I review in qualitative terms the present understanding of the vacuum structure and how it interplays with the general understanding of the physical laws. I discuss in turn: (The) Quantum Vacuum, The Electric Vacuum, The Confining Strong Interaction Vacuum, The Known and Unknown Higgs Vacuum, The Gravitating Vacuum and present at the end Historical Highlights


Atomic Nucleus Strange Quark Vacuum Polarization Magnetic Monopole Higgs Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Johann Rafelski
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  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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