Tomaschitz, R. (2001). Einstein coefficients and equilibrium formalism for tachyon radiation, Physica A 293, 247-272, DOI: 10.1016/S0378-4371(00)00594-X


Abstract (ScienceDirectSAO/NASA ADSZbl 0978.82503)

The spectral energy density of an ideal Bose gas of superluminal particles (tachyons) is derived. To this end, we consider atoms in equilibrium with tachyon radiation, study spontaneous and induced transitions effected by tachyons, calculate the Einstein coefficients, all semiclassically, and obtain, by detailed balancing, the equilibrium distribution of the tachyon gas. Tachyons are described by a real Proca field with negative mass square, coupled to a current of subluminal matter. Atomic transitions induced by tachyons are compared to photonic ones, and the tachyonic analog to the photoelectric effect is discussed. The cosmic tachyon background is scrutinized in detail; high- and low-temperature expansions of the internal energy, the entropy, the heat capacities, and the number density are compared with the corresponding quantities of the photon background. The negative mass square in the wave equation changes the frequency scaling in the Rayleigh–Jeans law, and there are also significant changes in the low-temperature regime, in particular in the caloric and thermal equations of state. Quantitative estimates on the tachyon background and on Rydberg transitions induced by tachyon radiation are derived.


Author Keywords: Superluminal black-body radiation; Tachyonic background radiation; Ether; Proca equation; Rydberg atoms


PACS classification codes: 98.70.Vc; 05.30.Jp; 03.65.Sq; 32.70.Cs; 34.60.+z



Zbl 0978.82503
Tomaschitz, R.
Einstein coefficients and equilibrium formalism for tachyon radiation.
[J] Physica A 293, No.1-2, 247-272 (2001). ISSN 0378-4371

MSC 2000

*82B10 Quantum equilibrium statistical mechanics (general)





Einstein coefficients and equilibrium formalism for tachyon radiation



Tomaschitz, R.



Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, v. 293, iss. 1-2, p. 247-272.

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description: Roman Tomaschitz (2001) Einstein coefficients and equilibrium formalism for tachyon radiation, Physica A 293, 247.


Keywords: superluminal black-body radiation, tachyonic background radiation, Proca fields with negative mass-square, tachyonic dispersion relation, interaction of tachyons with matter, spontaneous and induced tachyonic transitions in Rydberg atoms, detailed balancing, Bose gas of superluminal quanta, entropy of a tachyon gas, caloric and thermal equations of state


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