Aharonov-Bohm and Berry phases for a quantum cloud of charge

Yakir Aharonov, Sidney Coleman, Alfred S. Goldhaber, Shmuel Nussinov, Sandu Popescu, Benni Reznik, Daniel Rohrlich, Lev Vaidman

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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
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1994
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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