We study the motion of charged particles radially falling in a class of static and electromagnetic-free, five-dimensional Kaluza-Klein backgrounds. Particle dynamics in such spacetimes is explored by an approach à la Papapetrou. The electromagnetic radiation emitted by these particles is studied, outlining the new features emerging in the spectra for the five-dimensional case. A comparison with the dynamics in the four-dimensional counterpart, i. e. the Schwarzschild background, is performed. © 2011 Springer-Verlag / Società Italiana di Fisica.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Engineering (miscellaneous)
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)
Pugliese, D., Montani, G., & Lacquaniti, V. (2011). On the electromagnetic emission from charged test particles in a five-dimensional spacetime. European Physical Journal C, 71(9), 1 - 8. . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjc/s10052-011-1747-6