Electronic detection of gravitational disturbances and collective coulomb interactions

Title:
Electronic detection of gravitational disturbances and collective coulomb interactions
Creator:
Widom, A (Author)
Drosdoff, D. (Author)
Sivasubramanian, S. (Author)
Srivastava, Y. N. (Author)
Language:
English
Publisher:
January 01, 2004
Type of resource:
Text
Genre:
Articles
Format:
electronic
Digital origin:
born digital
Abstract/Description:
The cross section for a gravitational wave antenna to absorb a graviton may be directly expressed in terms of the non-local viscous response function of the metallic crystal. Crystal viscosity is dominated by electronic processes which then also dominate the graviton absorption rate. To compute this rate from a microscopic Hamiltonian, one must include the full Coulomb interaction in the Maxwell electric field pressure and also allow for strongly non-adiabatic transitions in the electronic kinetic pressure. The view that the electrons and phonons constitute ideal gases with a weak electron phonon interaction is not sufficiently accurate for estimating the full strength of the electronic interaction with a gravitational wave.
Comments:
Originally posted at http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0402097v1. Preprint of an article published in Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, v.134, 2004.
Subjects and keywords:
General relativity (Physics)
Quantum cosmology
gravitational disturbances
collective coulomb interactions
gravitational wave antenna
graviton
crystal viscosity
Physics

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