How strong can the coupling of leptonic photons be?

S. I. Blinnikov, A. D. Dolgov, L. B. Okun, M. B. Voloshin

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Consequences of the possible existence of leptonic photons are considered for a range of values of leptonic charge. In the case of a strong Coulomb-like leptonic repulsion between electrons the existence of ordinary condensed matter is impossible: antineutrinos cannot neutralize this destructive repulsion. The upper limit of leptonic charge is inferred from the Eötvös type experiments. If however there exist light stable scalar bosons with leptonic charge (e.g. singlet antisneutrinos) they may neutralize the electron repulsion. Possible experimental manifestations of such leptonic bosons in gases and condensed matter are briefly discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-64
Number of pages13
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1996

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One of the authors( L.B.O.) is gratefutlo S.G. Tikhodeevfo r very usefuld iscussions and to the authorso f Ref. \[1 0\]for giving him their preprintd uringa PhysicsS chool at Tiibitak, near IstanbulS. .I.B. is gratefult o D. Osterbrocka nd to D. Lin for helpful discussionso n the problemo f interstelladr ust. The work of S.I.B. is supportedin Russia in part by the RussianF oundationfo r FundamentaRle searchg rantN o. 93-02-03637 and in the US by the National ScienceF oundation( AST-91-15367)a nd by NASA (NAGW-2525).T he work of M.B.V is supporteidn part by the DOE grantD E-AC02-83ER40105T.h e work of A.D.D, is supportebdy DGICYT underG rantn umbers PB92-0084a nd SAB94-0089( A.D.). The work of L.B.O. is supportebdy RFFR grant No. 93-02-14431.


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