# Bounding the mass of the graviton using gravitational wave observations of inspiralling compact binaries

@article{Will1998BoundingTM, title={Bounding the mass of the graviton using gravitational wave observations of inspiralling compact binaries}, author={Clifford M. Will}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={1998}, volume={57}, pages={2061-2068} }

If gravitation is propagated by a massive field, then the velocity of gravitational waves (gravitons) will depend upon their frequency as ${(v}_{g}{/c)}^{2}=1\ensuremath{-}(c/f{\ensuremath{\lambda}}_{g}{)}^{2}$, and the effective Newtonian potential will have a Yukawa form $\ensuremath{\propto}{r}^{\ensuremath{-}1}\mathrm{exp}(\ensuremath{-}r/{\ensuremath{\lambda}}_{g})$, where ${\ensuremath{\lambda}}_{g}{=h/m}_{g}c$ is the graviton Compton wavelength. In the case of inspiralling compact… Expand

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