Volume 119, Number 5, September 2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||The Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields|
|Published online||24 November 2017|
A note on nonlinear electrodynamics
1 Departamento de Física and Centro Científico-Tecnológico de Valparaíso-CCTVal, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María - Valparaíso, Chile
2 Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF) - Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Received: 8 September 2017
Accepted: 8 November 2017
We explore the physical consequences of a new nonlinear electrodynamics, for which the electric field of a point-like charge is finite at the origin, as in the well-known Born-Infeld electrodynamics. However, contrary to the latter, in this new electrodynamics the phenomena of birefringence and dichroism take place in the presence of external magnetic fields. Subsequently we study the interaction energy, within the framework of the gauge-invariant but path-dependent variables formalism. Interestingly enough, the static potential profile contains a linear potential leading to the confinement of static charges.
PACS: 14.70.-e – Gauge bosons / 12.60.Cn – Extensions of electroweak gauge sector / 13.40.Gp – Electromagnetic form factors
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