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Gravitational Radiation, Vorticity And Super–Energy: A Conspicuous Threesome

Instituto Universitario de Física Fundamental y Matemáticas, Universidad de Salamanca, 37007 Salamanca, Spain
Universe 2019, 5(7), 164;
Received: 23 May 2019 / Revised: 20 June 2019 / Accepted: 1 July 2019 / Published: 4 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Rotation Effects in Relativity)
We elaborate on the link relating gravitational radiation, vorticity and a flux of super–energy on the plane orthogonal to the vorticity vector. We examine the vorticity appearing in the congruence of observers at the outside of the source, as well as the vorticity of the fluid distribution, the source of the gravitational radiation is made of. The information provided by the study of the physical aspects of the source poses new questions which could, in principle, be solved by the observational evidence. Besides the study of the theoretical issues associated to such relationship, we also stress the new observational possibilities to detect gravitational radiation, appearing as consequence of the above mentioned link. The high degree of development achieved in the gyroscope technology, as well as recent proposals to detect rotations by means of ring lasers, atom interferometers, atom lasers and anomalous spin–precession experiments, lead us to believe that an alternative to the laser interferometers used so far to detect gravitational waves, may be implemented based on the detection of the vorticity associated with gravitational radiation. Additionally, this kind of detectors might be able to elucidate the open question about the physical properties of the tail of the waves appearing as the consequence of the violation of the Huygens’s principle in general relativity. View Full-Text
Keywords: vorticity; gravitational radiation; super–energy vorticity; gravitational radiation; super–energy
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Herrera, L. Gravitational Radiation, Vorticity And Super–Energy: A Conspicuous Threesome. Universe 2019, 5, 164.

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Herrera L. Gravitational Radiation, Vorticity And Super–Energy: A Conspicuous Threesome. Universe. 2019; 5(7):164.

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