Star Shadow Universe

Star Shadow, the open ended role playing universe
 
HomeCalendarGalleryFAQSearchRegisterLog in

Share | 
 

 Zero-point Energy (WIP)

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Admin
Admin


Number of posts : 442
Registration date : 2009-02-25

Character Sheet
Character Name: Administrator of the Universe
Species:
Classes: Ascended Being

PostSubject: Zero-point Energy (WIP)   Thu Mar 26, 2009 1:30 am

Zero-point energy
In physics, the zero-point energy is the lowest possible energy that a quantum mechanical physical system may have and is the energy of the ground state. The quantum mechanical system that encapsulates this energy is the zero-point field. The term "zero-point energy" is a calque of the German Nullpunktenergie. All quantum mechanical systems have a zero point energy. The term arises commonly in reference to the ground state of the quantum harmonic oscillator and its null oscillations.

Zero-point energy is sometimes used as a synonym for the vacuum energy, an amount of energy associated with the vacuum of empty space. In cosmology, the vacuum energy is one possible explanation for the cosmological constant. The variation in zero-point energy as the boundaries of a region of vacuum move leads to the Casimir effect, which is observable in nanoscale devices.

Vacuum energy is an underlying background energy that exists in space even when devoid of matter (known as free space). The vacuum energy is deduced from the concept of virtual particles, which are themselves derived from the energy-time uncertainty principle. Its effects can be observed in various phenomena (such as spontaneous emission, the Casimir effect, the van der Waals bonds, or the Lamb shift), and it is thought to have consequences for the behavior of the Universe on cosmological scales.
Back to top Go down
View user profile http://starshadowrp.forumotion.com
 
Zero-point Energy (WIP)
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Energy Steroid
» Zulu approach to Rorkes Drift
» Phantom(WIP)
» Hunter? Hunted? Only fate will decide... (tag: NOS)
» Losing your best friend.. Marked-From Kayla's point off veiw..

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Star Shadow Universe :: Technology Database :: Energy Technology-
Jump to: