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Relativistic Quantum Revivals

Strange, Paul (2010) Relativistic Quantum Revivals. Physical Review Letters: Moving Physics Forward, 104 (12). pp. 1-4. ISSN 0031-9007. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.120403) (KAR id:24140)


Quantum revivals are now a well-known phenomena within nonrelativistic quantum theory. In this

Letter we display the effects of relativity on revivals and quantum carpets. It is generally believed that

revivals do not occur within a relativistic regime. Here we show that while this is generally true, it is

possible, in principle, to set up wave packets with specific mathematical properties that do exhibit exact

revivals within a fully relativistic theory.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.120403
Uncontrolled keywords: Physics of Quantum Materials, Mathematical properties; Nonrelativistic; Relativistic regime; Relativistic theory; Engineering main heading: Quantum theory
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC174.12 Quantum theory
Q Science > QC Physics > QC20 Mathematical Physics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Paul Strange
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2013 14:01 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:02 UTC
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