# Photon-mass bound destroyed by vortices.

@article{Adelberger2003PhotonmassBD, title={Photon-mass bound destroyed by vortices.}, author={Eric George Adelberger and Gia Dvali and Andrei V. Gruzinov}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2003}, volume={98 1}, pages={ 010402 } }

The Particle Data Group gives an upper bound on the photon mass m < 2 x 10(-16) eV from a laboratory experiment and lists, but does not adopt, an astronomical bound m < 3 x 10(-27) eV, both of which are based on the plausible assumption of large galactic vector potential. We argue that the interpretations of these experiments should be changed, which alters significantly the bounds on m. If m arises from a Higgs effect, both limits are invalid because the Proca vector potential of the galactic…

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