Physics and Astronomy Publications

Title

A Study of the de Broglie Gravitational Waves

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-2004

Journal

International Journal of Modern Physics D

Volume

13

Issue

5

First Page

907

Last Page

921

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/S0218271804005006

Abstract

We study some interesting properties of the de Broglie gravitational waves. In particular, we investigate the properties of the polarization and the energy momentum tensor and the geodesic deviation associated with these waves. We observe that the polarization tensor has both transverse and longitudinal components and depends on the wave number. We find a new effect which does not occur in the standard gravitational waves. Our waves are responsible of a longitudinal shift of test particles placed along the direction of propagation. The amplitude of the shift decreases when the velocity of the source becomes closer to the speed of light; so slow massive particles must be used for an experimental test of the theory.