Quantum gravity: Observational constraints on a pair of Yukawa terms

Stacey F.D., Tuck G.J. and Moore G.I. (1987) Quantum gravity: Observational constraints on a pair of Yukawa terms. Physical Review D, 36 8: 2374-2380. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.36.2374

Author Stacey F.D.
Tuck G.J.
Moore G.I.
Title Quantum gravity: Observational constraints on a pair of Yukawa terms
Journal name Physical Review D   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0556-2821
Publication date 1987-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1103/PhysRevD.36.2374
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 36
Issue 8
Start page 2374
End page 2380
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 3101 Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Abstract Measurements of gravity in mines that indicate the existence of a very weak intermediate-range force, causing a mutual repulsion of masses at separations up to 1 or 2 km, are used to examine the possibility that we are observing not a single force but a small difference between two forces, each comparable to normal gravity but of opposite signs. Constraints are imposed also by satellite and lunar reflector data and by measurements of the gravitational constant using a hydroelectric reservoir. Ranges of the opposing forces up to 450 km are permitted, provided the repulsive force is stronger by about 1% of gravity and its range is slightly shorter than that of the attractive force. If the forces are baryon-number dependent then gravity differences apparent in the von Eötvös data for various materials are also compatible with these conclusions.
Q-Index Code C1
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