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Why do gravitons remain undetected?

  1. Jan 2, 2015 #1
    Gravitons are hypothetical, I know. But, unlike other force carriers, gravity is simple ruled out by gravitational field theory. If gravitons are real, why can't we detect them?
     
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  3. Jan 2, 2015 #2

    Doug Huffman

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    Can gravitons not be detected, or they merely have not yet been detected? They have a very low probability of interaction, with hypothetical properties of zero mass, zero charge and spin 2, except perhaps as coherent ensembles as gravitational waves for which a number of detectors exist and are planned.

    Can gravitons be detected? Tony Rothman, Stephen Boughn 2006
    http://arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0601043
     
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