Upon the horizon’s verge: Thermal particle creation between and approaching horizons

Quantum particle creation from spacetime horizons, or accelerating boundaries in the dynamical Casimir effect, can have an equilibrium, or thermal, distribution. Using an accelerating boundary in flat spacetime (moving mirror), in this paper (arXiv:2208.01992) we investigate the production of thermal energy flux despite non-equilibrium accelerations, the evolution between equilibrium states, and the “interference” between horizons. In particular, this allows us to give a complete solution to the particle spectrum of the accelerated boundary correspondence with Schwarzschild-de Sitter spacetime.