On the Gravitational Shielding Phenomenon
Issue: 2017 - Volume 13 [Issue 1]
Timashev Serge *
Karpov Institute of Physical Chemistry, Moscow, Russia
*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
It is shown that on the basis of previously developed phenomenological ideas about the nature of gravity as a consequence of “Casimir polarization” of electromagnetic component of the physical vacuum (“EM vacuum”) in the vicinity of any material objects, which suggests the existence of shielding of gravitational interactions, one can understand the phenomenon of change of the gravitational acceleration during the total solar eclipse (Allais effect).
Keywords: Allais effect, variations of vertical gravitational acceleration, Casimir polarization of the EM vacuum, shielding of the gravitational interactions