Measuring the Inerton Radiation from Stars and Planets

V. Krasnoholovets
a, O. Strokacha, S. Skliarenkoa  and L. Akimovb


a Institute of Physics, National Academy of Sciences, Prospect Nauky 46, UA-03028 Kyiv, Ukraine

b Astronomical Observatory, vul. Sums'ka 35, UA-61022 Kharkiv, Ukraine



Though astronomy is subdivided into such branches as optical, radio, and X-ray, all these branches fall under the domain of electromagnetic radiation. In 1950s Kozyrev [1] was the first who observed an unusual effect when the same star was fixed under different angles simultaneously. In this case, at the observation under one of these angles the star was supervised at the aperture of the telescope, enclosed by an earthed metallic sheet. This means that the electromagnetic signal did not reach the focal volume of the telescope and therefore could not be recorded by the used setup. Many other astronomers (see, e.g. [2]) have observed the Kozyrev effect. Followed Kozyrev their used a resistor as a detector of the strange signal, i.e., they measurements were based on the bolometric principle. The sensitivity of such facilities was not high-level. So, the question arises: what does the set-up record when the telescope is screened from an incident light?

Many other studies conducted at laboratory conditions also demonstrate the existence of an informational field different from the electromagnetic one. In the area of quantum physics such kinds of unusual phenomena have been studied one of us (V.K.) both theoretically [3-8] and experimentally [7-9].

In the mentioned works [3-9] (see also Ref. [10]) a model of a real space was constructed and submicroscopic quantum mechanics operating at an extremely small scale, which easily is transformed to the Schrφdinger and Dirac formalisms at the atom size was successfully elaborated. It was argued that the space constitutes of a superdensely packing of superparticles, which can be treated as some kind of identical balls with the size ~ 10-28 cm (at this size all kinds of interactions come together). In such a manner the space net to be treated as a substrate, or quantum aether. A local stable deformation of the space net is associated with the creation of a particle in the net. Unstable deformations constitute spatial excitations, or quasi-particles, called "inertons" [3]. A major prediction of the theory is the above-mentioned excitations, which are excited in the space when a canonical particle begins to move. Inertons transmit mass (i.e., a local deformation of the space net) and therefore just inertons are responsible for inert and gravitational properties of particles.

The research performed demonstrates how inerton clouds expanded around moving electrons manifest themselves in numerous experiments [7]. Furthermore the impact of inertons on the collective behaviour of atoms in a solid has theoretically been treated and then experimentally verified in metal specimens [8]. In addition just recently the theory has been tested for truth in the experiment on the hydrogen atoms clustering in the δ-KH(IO3)2 crystal [9].

Thus it was unambiguously proved that the inerton field, a new physical field, which as fundamental as the electromagnetic one, generates the quantum mechanics formalism in the region from 10-28 cm to the atom size (see experiments [7,8]). The dynamic inerton field also accounts for macroscopic phenomena trespassing upon the range traditionally described by general relativity (see experiment [9]).


Our intention

The research that we plan to conduct in the area of astronomy/astrophysics will be based just on the recent findings of V.K. On the conference Gravitation, Cosmology and Relativistic Astrophysics held in the State Kharkiv University in November 2000 (Kharkiv, Ukraine) V.K. gave invited talk [11] and after that the talk was discussed there with staff of the Cathedra of Astronomy and astronomers of the Kharkiv Observatory. A conclusion was drawn, that the effects revealed by Kozyrev and others might be reinterpreted in terms of the inerton field. Namely, we assumed that stars and planets are able to radiate the inerton field along with the electromagnetic one. To proof the hypothesis, we need to carry out some new observations of distant stars, the Sun, and several planets. In particular, we intend to measure:

· fluctuations of the inerton field induced by the Sun. Note that in the past some of researchers indeed reported about periodical alterations of the gravitation acceleration at the Earth surface (see, e.g. [12,13]). The alterations were associated with changes of the Sun activity. However, hitherto nobody connected those alterations with oscillations of the gravitational potential of the Sun, i.e., with fluctuations of the inerton field of the Sun.

· the speed of inerton waves. The experiment may be conducted on distant stars, i.e., knowing parameters of a star we may evaluate the speed of an inerton signal that comes to the Earth from the star.

· a possible alteration of an inerton flow radiated by Io , a satellite of Jupiter, caused by periodic vanishing of Io behind Jupiter due to rotation of the satellite around of the planet.


The aim of the project

It was demonstrated in paper [8] that the inerton field influences any tested object in the same way as ultra/hyper sound. This is a very important result because it means that we may used detectors which response to acoustic or mechanical impacts as an instrument to establish facts of the radiation of the inerton field of distant objects.

Thus our goal is the making facilities needed to carry out the experiments proposed above. For this purpose we would like to use the pyroelectric chip as a detector of inerton waves, which come from stars. Our detector will be a high sensitive receiver that will be able to absorb the inerton radiation in a wide spectral range. The parameters of the sensors are the following:

threshold sensitivity of the receiver ………………….………..…… 10-10 W Hz-1/2

spectral band of measurable inerton radiation ……………………… 10-1 m m – 104 km

coefficient of transformation …………………………………..…… 104 V/W


The original construction of both the detector and the facility will permit to distinguish inerton rays of distant objects from all other inerton excitations and also from the electromagnetic field.

The facility will be passed to Dr. Leonid Akimov, the director of the Kharkiv Observatory (35 Soums'ka St., UA-61022, Kharkiv, Ukraine). Together with Kharkiv astronomers we will set the facility into the focal volume of the telescope and connect to the readout set-up.

Experience and skill

Participants (O.S. and V.K.) of the project have had a strong R&D experience in the work associated with the technological elaboration, production and application of pyroelectrical receivers. Dr. Olexander Strokach is the vice-chief of the Department of Receivers of Radiation, he is a leading technologist of the department. This is a unique laboratory involved with other scientists of our Institute in developing leading edge technologies. In particular, our receivers have successfully functioned in the spectroradiometric equipment of numerous military and civil spaceships. Specifically: the Russian Mir space station; space satellites, which investigated Venus and comets; artificial satellites and aircrafts, which carried out soil investigation, etc. Being certificated in the former USSR, our receivers have worked as standard measuring tools and control devices measuring the energy and power of coherent and noncoherent electromagnetic radiations; the receivers were introduced in medical facilities, for instance such as "Differential infra-red pyrometer for medical diagnostics" that has been functioning in the Ophthalmology Clinic of Odesa (Ukraine) for ten years, etc., etc.


Deliverables and dissemination of results

In the result of the project's performing the following outcomes will be clarified:

astronomers of the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv, Ukraine, will receive a facility of a new kind;

a new branch of astronomy will be established, namely the inerton astronomy;

fundamental physics will actually acquire the new area of activity.


Run duration

3 months


We would like to receive a grant $4,000 needs to carry out the experiment described above. The amount is quite enough for the making all needed parts of the facility and its further assemblage. We do not need too much money for our purpose since the making facilities of similar classes are a very good debugged process in our Institute of Physics.

Funds will be allocated as follow:

· salary (4 participants) …………………………………………. 4 x $1,000 = $4,000

· materials for making 3 detectors of radiation

(chips, radio electronic parts); professional services

of outside organization (making of experimental

specimens and the following performance test and testing)……. 3 x $500 = $1,500

· total ……………………………………………………………………………. $5,500

During the course of experimentation, the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv will use an amplifier of the Department of Receivers of Radiation of the Institute of Physics. After that, though the facility will be the property of the Astronomical Observatory of Kharkiv, the astronomers still will not be able to use it without the amplifier of Princeton (or Stanford) system. The price of the said amplifier is approximately $5,000. Thus, we would like to ask to enlarge the value of the grant to $10,500.

If the outcome of the project will successful, we would manufacture the facility described for the market. The facility price will vary from $50 to $100.


Information about the team members

Volodymyr Krasnoholovets, PhD, senior research scientist
Department of Theoretical Physics, Institute of Physics
National Academy of Sciences
Prospect Nauky 46, UA-03028 Kyοv, Ukraine

Olexander Strokach, PhD, senior research scientist, vice-chief
Department of Receivers of Radiation, Institute of Physics
National Academy of Sciences
Prospect Nauky 46, UA-03028 Kyοv, Ukraine

Sergey Skliarenko, PhD, senior research scientist,
Department of Receivers of Radiation, Institute of Physics
National Academy of Sciences
Prospect Nauky 46, UA-03028 Kyοv, Ukraine

Leonid Akimov, PhD, head
Astronomical Observatory,
35 Sums'ka St
UA-61022 Kharkiv, Ukraine



[1] see, e.g., N. A. Kozyrev and V. V. Nasonov, in: Asronometry and celestian mechanics, Moscow, Leningrad (1978), pp. 168-179.

[2] M. M. Lavrentiev, I. A. Eganova, M. K. Lutset, and S. F. Fominykh. About distant influence of stars on a resistor. Proceedings of the Academy of Sciences of USSR 314, no. 2, pp. 352-355 (1990)

[3] V. Krasnoholovets, and D. Ivanovsky: Motion of a particle and the vacuum, Physics Essays 6, no. 4, pp. 554-563 (1993) (also e-print archive

[4] V. Krasnoholovets: Motion of a relativistic particle and the vacuum, Physics Essays 10, no. 3, pp. 407-416 (1997) (also

[5] V. Krasnoholovets: On the nature of spin, inertia and gravity of a moving canonical particle, Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics 48, no. 2, pp. 97-132 (2000) (also

[6] V. Krasnoholovets: On the way to submicroscopic description of nature,; the revised version has just been accepted by Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics.

[7] V. Krasnoholovets: On the theory of the anomalous photoelectric effect stemming from a substructure of matter waves, Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics, in press (also

[8] V. Krasnoholovets, and V. Byckov: Real inertons against hypothetical gravitons. Experimental proof of the existence of inertons, Indian Journal of Theoretical Physics 48, no.1, 1-23 (2000) (also

[9] J. Baran, T. Gavrilko, V. Krasnoholovets, B. Lev, G. Puchkovskaya, Clusterization of hydrogen atoms in the δ-KIO3·HIO3 crystal, submitted.

[10] V. Krasnoholovets' Home page

[11] V. Krasnoholovets: Space structure and quantum mechanics, Spacetime & Substance, 1 no. 4, 172 -175 (2000).