General relativistic treatment of the Colella-Overhauser-Werner experiment on neutron interference in a gravitational field

Varju, Katalin and Ryder, Lewis H. (2000) General relativistic treatment of the Colella-Overhauser-Werner experiment on neutron interference in a gravitational field. American Journal of Physics, 68 (5). pp. 404-409. ISSN 0002-9505. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

In the Colella-Overhauser-Werner (COW) experiment a gravity-induced phase shift of spin 1/2 particles was detected. The experimental results were explained by using the Newtonian theory or gravity. The explanation can be easily given using general relativistic arguments and the highest order term reproduces the result of Colella, Overhauser, and Werner together with additional, lower order corrections. The derivation can be considered as an interesting exercise for students with basic knowledge of the field of general relativity. (C) 2000 American Association of Physics Teachers.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education
Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Physical Sciences
Depositing User: A. Xie
Date Deposited: 30 May 2009 15:35
Last Modified: 18 Jul 2014 10:57
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16695 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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