Gamma-ray bursts, neutron star quakes, and the Casimir effect

C. E Carlson, T Goldman, J Pérez-Mercader
1996 Europhysics letters  
We propose that the dynamic Casimir eect is a mechanism that converts the energy of neutron starquakes into {rays. This mechanism eciently produces photons from electromagnetic Casimir energy released by the rapid motion of a dielectric medium into a vacuum. Estimates based on the cuto energy of the gamma ray bursts and the volume involved in a starquake indicate that the total gamma ray energy emission is consonant with observational requirements.
doi:10.1209/epl/i1996-00280-2 fatcat:an4jeidpj5a3xkyzugzvmydm2y