Gravity and electromagnetism with Y(R)F2-type coupling and magnetic monopole solutions
Department of Physics, Pamukkale University, 20070, Denizli, Turkey
Revised: 19 December 2011
Accepted: 17 November 2012
Published online: 12 December 2012
We investigate Y(R)F 2-type coupling of electromagnetic fields to gravity. After we derive field equations by a first-order variational principle from the Lagrangian formulation of the non-minimally coupled theory, we look for static, spherically symmetric, magnetic monopole solutions. We point out that the solutions can provide possible geometries which may explain the flatness of the observed rotation curves of galaxies.
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