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Advances in High Energy Physics
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 278502, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/278502
Research Article

Is the Free Vacuum Energy Infinite?

Department of Physics, The University of Qom, Qom 3716146611, Iran

Received 12 February 2015; Revised 14 April 2015; Accepted 16 April 2015

Academic Editor: Chao-Qiang Geng

Copyright © 2015 H. Razmi and S. M. Shirazi. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

Abstract

Considering the fundamental cutoff applied by the uncertainty relations’ limit on virtual particles’ frequency in the quantum vacuum, it is shown that the vacuum energy density is proportional to the inverse of the fourth power of the dimensional distance of the space under consideration and thus the corresponding vacuum energy automatically regularized to zero value for an infinitely large free space. This can be used in regularizing a number of unwanted infinities that happen in the Casimir effect, the cosmological constant problem, and so on without using already known mathematical (not so reasonable) techniques and tricks.