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Quantum Particle on a Rotating Loop: Topological Quenching due to a Coriolis-Aharonov-Bohm Effect

Weigert, S. (1995) Quantum Particle on a Rotating Loop: Topological Quenching due to a Coriolis-Aharonov-Bohm Effect. Physical Review Letters. pp. 1435-1438. ISSN 1079-7114

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Abstract

A particle is assumed to move along a one-dimensional loop such as an ellipse that rotates in a plane. Because of the centrifugal force the particle is subjected to a symmetric double-well potential. Classically, the Coriolis force does not affect the motion of the particle, whereas the corresponding term in the Lagrangian influences the properties of the quantum system: its ground state turns out to be degenerate for a discrete set of angular velocities. The analogy between a constant magnetic field and a uniform rotation is used to propose, in addition, a variant of the Aharonov-Bohm experiment, which can be performed also with neutral particles.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 1995 The American Physical Society. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policy.
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Mathematics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2014 20:01
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.75.1435
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
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URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1364

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