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Title: Signatures of extra dimensions in gravitational waves

Abstract

Considering gravitational waves propagating on the most general 4+ N -dimensional space-time, we investigate the effects due to the N extra dimensions on the four-dimensional waves. All wave equations are derived in general and discussed. On Minkowski{sub 4} times an arbitrary Ricci-flat compact manifold, we find: a massless wave with an additional polarization, the breathing mode, and extra waves with high frequencies fixed by Kaluza-Klein masses. We discuss whether these two effects could be observed.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Max-Planck-Institut für Gravitationsphysik, Albert-Einstein-Institut, Am Mühlenberg 1, 14467 Potsdam-Golm (Germany)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22676140
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2017; Journal Issue: 06; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; FOUR-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; GRAVITATIONAL WAVES; KALUZA-KLEIN THEORY; MANY-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; MASS; MINKOWSKI SPACE; POLARIZATION; SPACE-TIME; WAVE EQUATIONS

Citation Formats

Andriot, David, and Gómez, Gustavo Lucena, E-mail: andriotphysics@gmail.com, E-mail: glucenag@aei.mpg.de. Signatures of extra dimensions in gravitational waves. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/048.
Andriot, David, & Gómez, Gustavo Lucena, E-mail: andriotphysics@gmail.com, E-mail: glucenag@aei.mpg.de. Signatures of extra dimensions in gravitational waves. United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/048.
Andriot, David, and Gómez, Gustavo Lucena, E-mail: andriotphysics@gmail.com, E-mail: glucenag@aei.mpg.de. Thu . "Signatures of extra dimensions in gravitational waves". United States. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/048.
@article{osti_22676140,
title = {Signatures of extra dimensions in gravitational waves},
author = {Andriot, David and Gómez, Gustavo Lucena, E-mail: andriotphysics@gmail.com, E-mail: glucenag@aei.mpg.de},
abstractNote = {Considering gravitational waves propagating on the most general 4+ N -dimensional space-time, we investigate the effects due to the N extra dimensions on the four-dimensional waves. All wave equations are derived in general and discussed. On Minkowski{sub 4} times an arbitrary Ricci-flat compact manifold, we find: a massless wave with an additional polarization, the breathing mode, and extra waves with high frequencies fixed by Kaluza-Klein masses. We discuss whether these two effects could be observed.},
doi = {10.1088/1475-7516/2017/06/048},
journal = {Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics},
number = 06,
volume = 2017,
place = {United States},
year = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Thu Jun 01 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}