ISSN 0869-6632 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1905 (Online)

Schwinger effect

Vacuum particle creation in strong fields: statistical aspects

In the present review we summarize the known informations about the evolution of a strongly nonequilibrium quasiparticle electron-positron plasma created from the vacuum under the influence of a strong nonstationary electromagnetic field. The methodical basis is given by quantum kinetic equations of the non-Markovian type which are nonperturbative consequences of the basic equations of QED in the collisionless approximation.