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Title: Photon mass and quantum effects of the Aharonov-Bohm type

Abstract

The magnetic field due to the photon rest mass m{sub ph} modifies the standard results of the Aharonov-Bohm effect for electrons, and of other recent quantum effects. For the effect involving a coherent superposition of beams of particles with opposite electromagnetic properties, by means of a tabletop experiment, the limit m{sub ph}{approx_equal}10{sup -51} g is achievable, improving by 6 orders of magnitude that derived by Boulware and Deser for the Aharonov-Bohm effect.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Centro de Fisica Fundamental, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Los Andes, Merida, 5101-Venezuela (Venezuela)
  2. Departamento de Fisica, FACYT, Universidad de Carabobo, Valencia, 2001-Venezuela (Venezuela)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20982465
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. A; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.75.052113; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; AHARONOV-BOHM EFFECT; BEAMS; ELECTRONS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; OPTICS; PARTICLES; PHOTONS; REST MASS

Citation Formats

Spavieri, G., and Rodriguez, M. Photon mass and quantum effects of the Aharonov-Bohm type. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.052113.
Spavieri, G., & Rodriguez, M. Photon mass and quantum effects of the Aharonov-Bohm type. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.052113.
Spavieri, G., and Rodriguez, M. Tue . "Photon mass and quantum effects of the Aharonov-Bohm type". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.052113.
@article{osti_20982465,
title = {Photon mass and quantum effects of the Aharonov-Bohm type},
author = {Spavieri, G. and Rodriguez, M.},
abstractNote = {The magnetic field due to the photon rest mass m{sub ph} modifies the standard results of the Aharonov-Bohm effect for electrons, and of other recent quantum effects. For the effect involving a coherent superposition of beams of particles with opposite electromagnetic properties, by means of a tabletop experiment, the limit m{sub ph}{approx_equal}10{sup -51} g is achievable, improving by 6 orders of magnitude that derived by Boulware and Deser for the Aharonov-Bohm effect.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVA.75.052113},
journal = {Physical Review. A},
number = 5,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Tue May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}