Abstract

We consider some implications of the mass defect on the frequency of atomic transitions. We have found that some well-known frequency shifts (such as gravitational and quadratic Doppler shifts) can be interpreted as consequences of the mass defect, i.e., without the need for the concept of time dilation used in special and general relativity theories. Moreover, we show that the inclusion of the mass defect leads to previously unknown shifts for clocks based on trapped ions..

Original languageEnglish
Article number012026
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume951
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2018

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