Il Nuovo Cimento B (1971-1996)

, 106:1299 | Cite as

Radiation of the «fifth-force» field

  • B. Bertotti
  • C. Sivaram


The «fifth-force» field, if it exists, has radiative effects in competition with the gravitational radiation. Since this field violates the Principle of Equivalence, it may affect a gravitational wave detector more than a gravitational wave of the same amplitude, if the detector is made up of test bodies of different isotopic composition. Sources of gravitational waves will emit dipole «fifth-force» radiation as well; we discuss, in relation to the experimental constraints, the possible situations in which the new radiation is the prevailing energy loss. We find that this could be the case for binary systems similar to the binary pulsar, provided that their components have different isotopic composition (which is not the case for the binary pulsar itself).


PACS 04.30 Gravitational waves and radiation theory PACS 04.90 Other topics in relativity and gravitation PACS 14.80.Er W bosons gluons and other gauge bosons 


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© Società Italiana di Fisica 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bertotti
    • 1
  • C. Sivaram
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisica Nucleare e Teorica dell’UniversitàPaviaItalia
  2. 2.Indian Institute of AstrophysicsBangaloreIndia

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