Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 85, Issue 2, pp 209–216

Equilibrium of a high-current channel in the general theory of relativity

  • B. É. Meierovich
Gravitation, Astrophysics

DOI: 10.1134/1.558267

Cite this article as:
Meierovich, B.É. J. Exp. Theor. Phys. (1997) 85: 209. doi:10.1134/1.558267


The condition for equilibrium of a high-current channel taking account of both electromagnetic and gravitational interactions of the charges with an arbitrary drift-to-light velocity ratio is derived from the equations of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The relative motion appearing between the electron and ion subsystems as a result of the current flow gives rise to an additional gravitational attraction between these subsystems. This is a relativistic effect that cannot be obtained in the Newtonian approximation.

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© American Institute of Physics 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. É. Meierovich
    • 1
  1. 1.P. L. Kapitsa Institute of Physical ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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