Further Experiments Demonstrating the Effect of Light on Gravitation

Louis Rancourt, Philip J. Tattersall


In The Effect of Light on Gravitation Attraction, published in 2011 (Rancourt, 2011), a purpose built horizontal-torsion pendulum apparatus, based on the Cavendish apparatus, was used to measure the effect of light on freely moving masses. Tests indicated a laser light on one side of a freely movable mass caused the mass to move toward the light. It was hypothesised that light has a screening effect on gravitational force.

In view of these findings the present authors designed a series of experiments using a specially designed light system to further test the effects of light on gravitation.

This paper describes a series of experiments in which layers of light are directed above and below a test mass connected to a sensitive weighing device. The aim being to determine whether light would affect weight readings.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/apr.v7n4p4

Applied Physics Research   ISSN 1916-9639 (Print)   ISSN 1916-9647 (Online)

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