Detecting torsion from massive electrodynamics
Abstract
A new method of detecting torsion in the case of massive electrodynamics is proposed. The method is based on the study of spectral lines of hydrogenlike atoms placed in a torsion field, where the interaction energy between the torsion vector field Q and an electric dipole is given byɛ ∼ P · Q. All the methods designed so far have been based on spinning test particles interacting with magnetic fields in which the energy splitting is given byɛ ∼ S · B on a SternGerlach type experiment. We arrive at an energy splitting of order ofɛ ∼ 10^{21}erg ∼ 10^{9}eV, which is within the frequency band of radio waves.
 Publication:

General Relativity and Gravitation
 Pub Date:
 November 1993
 DOI:
 10.1007/BF00763753
 Bibcode:
 1993GReGr..25.1101G