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Interferometry with particles of non-zero rest mass

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Abstract

Interferometry as a space-time process is described. Starting from this viewpoint, a convenient formalism for the phase shifts which arise in particle interferometry is developed. This formalism is based on a covariant form of Hamilton`s action principle and Lagrange`s equations of motion. It will be shown that this Lorentz invariant formalism yields a simple perturbation-theoretic expression for the general phase shift that arises in matter wave interferometry. The resulting formalism will be used to analyse the Sagnac effect, gravitational field measurements, and several Aharonov-Bohm-like topological phase shifts. 16 refs., 4 refs.
Authors:
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1992
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
UM-P-92/57
Reference Number:
SCA: 663600; PA: AIX-24:009112; SN: 93000933519
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: [1992]
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; INTERFEROMETRY; SPACE-TIME; NEUTRONS; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; GRAVITATIONAL FIELDS; HAMILTONIANS; PHASE SHIFT; REST MASS; 663600; RADIATION PHYSICS
Sponsoring Organizations:
Australian Research Council, Canberra, ACT (Australia)
OSTI ID:
10119762
Research Organizations:
Melbourne Univ., Parkville, VIC (Australia). School of Physics
Country of Origin:
Australia
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Other: ON: DE93613518; TRN: AU9212958009112
Availability:
OSTI; NTIS (US Sales Only); INIS
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[12] p.
Announcement Date:
Jun 30, 2005

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Opat, G I. Interferometry with particles of non-zero rest mass. Australia: N. p., 1992. Web.
Opat, G I. Interferometry with particles of non-zero rest mass. Australia.
Opat, G I. 1992. "Interferometry with particles of non-zero rest mass." Australia.
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author = {Opat, G I}
abstractNote = {Interferometry as a space-time process is described. Starting from this viewpoint, a convenient formalism for the phase shifts which arise in particle interferometry is developed. This formalism is based on a covariant form of Hamilton`s action principle and Lagrange`s equations of motion. It will be shown that this Lorentz invariant formalism yields a simple perturbation-theoretic expression for the general phase shift that arises in matter wave interferometry. The resulting formalism will be used to analyse the Sagnac effect, gravitational field measurements, and several Aharonov-Bohm-like topological phase shifts. 16 refs., 4 refs.}
place = {Australia}
year = {1992}
month = {Dec}
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