Modification of the hydrogen atomic spectra under the influence of a gravitational field.
Abstract
A generalization of the Dirac equation is used to study the behavior of an electron in gravitational and electromagnetic fields. A pattern is developed which describes an atom in the Schwarzschild and RobertsonWalker fields. The induced phenomena and their orders of magnitude are outlined. Conclusions are drawn concerning the ability of observing black holes and gravitational collapse.
 Publication:

Nuovo Cimento B Serie
 Pub Date:
 March 1976
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF02726750
 Bibcode:
 1976NCimB..32..163T
 Keywords:

 Atomic Spectra;
 Dirac Equation;
 Electromagnetic Fields;
 Gravitational Effects;
 Hydrogen Atoms;
 Potential Fields;
 Schwarzschild Metric;
 Black Holes (Astronomy);
 Einstein Equations;
 Energy Spectra;
 Gravitational Collapse;
 Gravitational Fields;
 Maxwell Equation;
 Perturbation Theory;
 Riemann Manifold;
 Astrophysics