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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 $p\to n+{\pi }^{+}$ 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 $T=a/2\pi$, 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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