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CONSTRAINTS ON THE PHOTON MASS WITH FAST RADIO BURSTS
Wu, Xue-Feng1,2; Zhang, Song-Bo1; Gao, He3; Wei, Jun-Jie1; Zou, Yuan-Chuan4; Lei, Wei-Hua4; Zhang, Bing5; Dai, Zi-Gao6; Meszaros, Peter7,8,9
2016-05-01
Source PublicationASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS
Volume822Issue:1
AbstractFast radio bursts (FRBs) are radio bursts characterized by millisecond durations, high Galactic latitude positions, and high dispersion measures. Very recently, the cosmological origin of FRB 150418 has been confirmed by Keane et al., and FRBs are now strong competitors as cosmological probes. The simple sharp feature of the FRB signal is ideal to probe some of the fundamental laws of physics. Here we show that by analyzing the delay time between different frequencies, the FRB data can place stringent upper limits on the rest mass of the photon. For FRB 150418 at z = 0.492, one can potentially reach m(gamma) <= 5.2 10(-47) g, which is 10(20) times smaller than the rest mass of electron and is about 10(3) times smaller than that obtained using other astrophysical sources with the same method.
KeywordIntergalactic Medium Plasmas Radio Continuum: General
WOS HeadingsScience & Technology ; Physical Sciences
DOI10.3847/2041-8205/822/1/L15
WOS KeywordEINSTEINS EQUIVALENCE PRINCIPLE ; EXTRAGALACTIC DISPERSION ; VELOCITY ; LIMITS ; LIGHT
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS SubjectAstronomy & Astrophysics
WOS IDWOS:000375154100015
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://libir.pmo.ac.cn/handle/332002/16208
Collection南极天文中心
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Purple Mt Observ, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
2.Nanjing Univ, Purple Mt Observ, Joint Ctr Particle Nucl Phys & Cosmol, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
3.Beijing Normal Univ, Dept Astron, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
4.Huazhong Univ Sci & Technol, Sch Phys, Wuhan 430074, Peoples R China
5.Univ Nevada, Dept Phys & Astron, Las Vegas, NV 89154 USA
6.Nanjing Univ, Sch Astron & Space Sci, Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
7.Penn State Univ, Dept Astron & Astrophys, 525 Davey Lab, University Pk, PA 16802 USA
8.Penn State Univ, Dept Phys, 104 Davey Lab, University Pk, PA 16802 USA
9.Penn State Univ, Inst Gravitat & Cosmos, Ctr Particle & Gravitat Astrophys, 525 Davey Lab, University Pk, PA 16802 USA
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Wu, Xue-Feng,Zhang, Song-Bo,Gao, He,et al. CONSTRAINTS ON THE PHOTON MASS WITH FAST RADIO BURSTS[J]. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS,2016,822(1).
APA Wu, Xue-Feng.,Zhang, Song-Bo.,Gao, He.,Wei, Jun-Jie.,Zou, Yuan-Chuan.,...&Meszaros, Peter.(2016).CONSTRAINTS ON THE PHOTON MASS WITH FAST RADIO BURSTS.ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS,822(1).
MLA Wu, Xue-Feng,et al."CONSTRAINTS ON THE PHOTON MASS WITH FAST RADIO BURSTS".ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL LETTERS 822.1(2016).
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