Comparing the effects of curved space and noninertial frames on spin 1/2 particles

Varju, K. and Ryder, L.H. (2000) Comparing the effects of curved space and noninertial frames on spin 1/2 particles. Physical Review D, 62 (2). p. 5. ISSN 0556-2821. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The most accurate description possible of the behavior of a spin 1/2 particle in Earth's gravitational field is obtained by writing the Dirac equation in Kerr spacetime. Approximate methods, such as the use of rotating frames in Schwarzschild spacetime and accelerated and rotating frames in Minkowski spacetime, can also be used and will in general give different results. In this paper the orders of magnitude of energies are determined at which the Hamiltonian in the above cases become distinct, thus enabling one to choose the appropriate spacetime for the interpretation of experimental results.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2009 15:17
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2009 15:17
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16693 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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