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Old Feb 4th 2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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gravitophoton

Hallo,
knows somebody explain what is this gravitophoton ?
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Old Feb 4th 2011, 10:49 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by jaiii View Post
Hallo,
knows somebody explain what is this gravitophoton ?
I do not know (and have never heard of until this point) Heim Quantum Theory so I cannot discuss it intelligently.

Two points, though.
The first new interaction, mediated by gravitophotons, allows the transformation of electromagnetic radiation into a gravity-like field.
Gravitons are spin 2 particles and photons are spin 1. I admit I haven't looked into this phenomenon as it is described, but there is nothing in Quantum Mechanics that can do this. Without completely destroying Quantum Field Theory I cannot see how this would be possible.

And I have grave doubts about any theory that refers to obtaining energy from the quantum vacuum. According to QFT the vacuum is a state of infinite energy, which every Physicist I've ever heard of knows to be an impossibility. It is to be hoped that this infinite energy vacuum will be removed by further theoretical and experimental development.

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