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|Title:||Spin gravitational resonance and graviton detection|
|Citation:||Physical Review D, 2016; 93(10):104048-1-104048-6|
|Publisher:||American Physical Society|
|James Q. Quach|
|Abstract:||We develop a gravitational analogue of spin magnetic resonance, called spin gravitational resonance, whereby a gravitational wave interacts with a magnetic field to produce a spin transition. In particular, an external magnetic field separates the energy spin states of a spin-1=2 particle, and the presence of the gravitational wave produces a perturbation in the components of the magnetic field orthogonal to the gravitational-wave propagation. In this framework we test Dyson’s conjecture that individual gravitons cannot be detected. Although we find no fundamental laws preventing single gravitons being detected with spin gravitational resonance, we show that it cannot be used in practice, in support of Dyson’s conjecture.|
|Description:||Published 25 May 2016|
|Rights:||© 2016 American Physical Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Physics publications|
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