Measurement of the Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction

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Abstract

A complete foundational discussion of acceleration in the context of Special Relativity (SR) is presented. Acceleration allows the measurement of a Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction created. It is argued that in the back scattering of a probing laser beam from a relativistic flying electron cloud mirror generated by an ultra-intense laser pulse, a first measurement of a Lorentz-FitzGerald body contraction is feasible.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number29
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Volume54
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1 2018

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