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Gravitational scattering of electromagnetic radiation
External Online Source: doi:10.1007/BF00764476
Author and Affiliation:
Brooker, J. T.(Goodyear Aerospace Corp., Akron, Ohio, United States)
Janis, A. I.(Pittsburgh, University, Pittsburgh, Pa., United States)
Abstract: The scattering of electromagnetic radiation by linearized gravitational fields is studied to second order in a perturbation expansion. The incoming electromagnetic radiation can be of arbitrary multipole structure, and the gravitational fields are also taken to be advanced fields of arbitrary multipole structure. All electromagnetic multipole radiation is found to be scattered by gravitational monopole and time-varying dipole fields. No case has been found, however, in which any electromagnetic multipole radiation is scattered by gravitational fields of quadrupole or higher-order multipole structure. This lack of scattering is established for infinite classes of special cases, and is conjectured to hold in general. The results of the scattering analysis are applied to the case of electromagnetic radiation scattered by a moving mass. It is shown how the mass and velocity may be determined by a knowledge of the incident and scattered radiation.
Publication Date: May 01, 1980
Document ID:
(Acquired Nov 30, 1995)
Accession Number: 80A47346
Subject Category: PHYSICS (GENERAL)
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: General Relativity and Gravitation; 12; May 1980
Publisher Information: United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: Goodyear Aerospace Corp.; Akron, OH, United States
Pittsburgh Univ.; Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Description: 20p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
Imprint And Other Notes: General Relativity and Gravitation, vol. 12, May 1980, p. 379-398. NASA-NSF-supported research.
Miscellaneous Notes: p. 379-398. NASA-NSF-supported research
Availability Source: Other Sources
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