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Revista mexicana de física

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QUEIJEIRO, A.. On the decay of an accelerated proton. Rev. mex. fis. [online]. 2017, vol.63, n.5, pp.398-401. ISSN 0035-001X.

We compute the decay rate width of the strong decay p n + π + for a linearly accelerated proton in both the inertial frame and in the coaccelerated proton frame. In this last reference system we use the Unruh effect, where the proton sees a bath of thermal particles at the temperature T = a / 2 π, where a is proton’s acceleration. Analytical results agree, thus giving a simpler example where the Unruh effect is necessary to keep the consistency between inertial and Rindler frame calculations of a physical observable.

Keywords : Proton decay; non-inertial reference system; unruh effect.

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