In classical electromagnetic theory, If parallel plates are charged oppositely and placed close to each other, there will be no charge will not flow from one plate to another.
How does this situation change if one considers Quantum electrodynamics? Can the electric field in between the plates cause pair production? What is the probability, if it happens? How does one apply the formalism of quantum field theory to such a question ? I am rather new to the subject.
This post imported from StackExchange Physics at 2015-03-23 11:09 (UTC), posted by SE-user Prathyush