AHARONOV-BOHM AND BERRY PHASES FOR A QUANTUM CLOUD OF CHARGE

Y AHARONOV, S COLEMAN, A S GOLDHABER, S NUSSINOV, S POPESCU, B REZNIK, D ROHRLICH, L VAIDMAN

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Abstract

We investigate the phase accumulated by a charged particle in an extended quantum state as it encircles one or more magnetic fluxons, each carrying half a flux unit. A simple, essentially topological analysis reveals an interplay between the Aharonov-Bohm phase and Berry's phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)918-921
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume73
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 1994

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