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Abstract: We discuss the relation between the gravitational and electromagnetic fieldsas governed by the Einstein-Maxwell field equations. It is emphasized that thetendency of the gravitational field to induce electromagnetic effects increasesas the size of the system goes down. In particular, the gravitational field,according to general relativity, tends to become dominated by the spin atdistances of the order of the Compton wavelength. The relevant quantity whichgoverns this behavior is the ratio S-M^2 where S is the spin angularmomentum. For an electron, S-M^2 ~ 10^44. Therefore, gravitomagnetic effectswill play a significant role in the subatomic domain. To analyze this situationwe use the asymptotic structure in the form of the multipole fields. Someimportant consequences for the electromagnetic fields of charged particles withspin are pointed out. In particular, the gravitational field may inducecorrections to the Coulomb field which can be tested experimentally.



Author: Kjell Rosquist

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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