Magnetic contributions in Bekenstein type models
Lucila Kraiselburd, Florencia L. Castillo, Mercedes E. Mosquera, Héctor Vucetich
Physical Review D
In this work we analyze the spatial and time variation of the fine structure constant (\alpha) upon the theoretical framework developed by Bekenstein . We have computed the field \psi related to \alpha at first order of the weak field approximation and have also improved the estimation of the nuclear magnetic energy and, therefore, their contributions to the source term in the equation of motion of \psi. We obtained that the results are similar to the ones published in Ref.  which were
... puted using the zero order of the approximation, showing that one can neglect the first order contribution to the variation of the fine structure constant. By the comparison between our theoretical results and the observational data of the E\"otv\"os-type experiments or the time variation of \alpha over cosmological time-scale, we set constrains on the free parameter of the Bekenstein model, namely the Bekenstein length.