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Gravitons energy

  1. Nov 8, 2015 #1
    There is theory that masses like charges are transfering force gague bosons.
    According to charges they transfering the boson called photon between the charges and responsible for the electromagnetic force. Photones qualities are that it doesn't have mass and behave like a particale and also as a wave, the energy of the photon is depend on the frequancy of the wave (Eph=hf)
    and its range is between radio waves to gamma rays.

    There is a simillar theory according the gravitational force about gague bosons that didn't discover yet that called Gravitons
    they transfered between masses and their qualities simillar to the photones but the energy of the gravitons needed to be a lot smaller than the photones`s due to the theory.

    Does there is any proposition about the range of energies the gravitions would have?
    And depend on what scienticts get those values?
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  3. Nov 8, 2015 #2


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    You got the terms mixed up.

    Forces can be described as the exchange of gauge bosons. Those gauge bosons couple to particles with the corresponding charge, e. g. the electric charge for the photon.
    Photons do not have mass, right, and their energy depends on the frequency. Their range does not have limits, just our naming scheme has - everything below some frequency is called radio waves, and everything above some energy is called gamma rays.
    That can be a problematic model.

    Gravitons, if they exist, behave similarly, but couple to mass (more precise: the stress-energy tensor). They are also not limited in their frequency range, but most systems would emit them at very low frequencies, like the orbital period of binary star systems for example.
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