In this paper we survey the effects of residual long-range forces associated to γ 5 -spin dependent-couplings of fermions to massless bosons exerted by unpolarised bulk matter over macroscopic distances. We establish that such forces with behaviour proportional to R -6 do indeed exist. They arise as a quantum mechanical effect due to simultaneous exchange of two quanta. We explore their presence in existing astronomical as well as laboratory data on non-newtonian components of the force between macroscopic bodies. Since no limits on their real existence could be found, we conclude that residual long-range pseudoscalar attractive and composition dependent forces between neutral unpolarised bulk matter extending over macroscopic distances are very efficiently shielded over a huge range of distances: from astronomical scales down to the micron scale. © 1994.
|Journal||Physics Letters B|
|Publication status||Published - 26 May 1994|