The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 47, Issue 3, pp 457–463 | Cite as

Ether drift experiments and electromagnetic momentum

  • G. Spavieri
  • V. Guerra
  • R. De Abreu
  • G. T. Gillies
Optical Physics

Abstract.

Propagation of Aharonov-Bohm matter waves and light waves in moving media is characterized by the interaction electromagnetic momentum. Thus, recent models of light propagation in moving rarefied media justify and call for an optical experiment of the Mascart-Jamin type, capable of testing the modern interpretations of ether drift experiments.

PACS.

03.30.+p Special relativity 03.65.Ta Foundations of quantum mechanics; measurement theory 01.55.+b General physics 42.15.-i Geometrical optics 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Spavieri
    • 1
  • V. Guerra
    • 2
    • 3
  • R. De Abreu
    • 2
  • G. T. Gillies
    • 4
  1. 1.Centro de Física Fundamental, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los AndesMéridaVenezuela
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaInstituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Centro de Física dos Plasmas, ISTLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace EngineeringUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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