Propagation of quantum particles in Brans-Dicke spacetime. The case of Gamma Ray Bursts
S. Capozziello ; G. Lambiase ; - ASI Sponsor
Jan - 2015

journal : arXiv preprint

Volume : arXiv:1501.05429 (2015). Modern Physics Letters A ; Issue : Special Issue: "Fundamental Constants in Physics and Their Time Variation"
type: Article Journal

The propagation of boson particles in a gravitational field described by the Brans-Dicke theory of gravity is analyzed. We derive the wave function of the scalar particles, and the effective potential experienced by the quantum particles considering the role of the varying gravitational coupling. Besides, we calculate the probability to find the scalar particles near the region where a naked singularity is present. The extremely high energy radiated in such a situation could account for the huge emitted power observed in Gamma Ray Bursts.

keywords : Modified theories of gravity, gravitational coupling, gamma ray bursts

Notes : Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) for partial support through the contract ASI number I/034/12/0