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Quantum phase transition in the chirality of the (2+1)-dimensional Dirac oscillator

Quimbay, Carlos, Strange, Paul (2013) Quantum phase transition in the chirality of the (2+1)-dimensional Dirac oscillator. > quant-ph > arXiv:1312.5251, . (Unpublished) (KAR id:58766)

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We study the (2+1)-dimensional Dirac oscillator in the presence of an external uniform magnetic

field (B). We show how the change of the strength of B leads to the existence of a quantum

phase transition in the chirality of the system. A critical value of the strength of the external

magnetic field (Bc) can be naturally defined in terms of physical parameters of the system.

While for B = Bc the fermion can be considered as a free particle without defined chirality, for

B < Bc (B > Bc) the chirality is left (right) and there exist a net potential acting on the fermion.

For the three regimes defined in the quantum phase transition of chirality, we observe that the

energy spectra for each regime is drastically different. Then, we consider the z-component of the

orbital angular momentum as an order parameter that characterizes the quantum phase transition.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Physics of Quantum Materials
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics > QC20 Mathematical Physics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Depositing User: Paul Strange
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2016 17:58 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:23 UTC
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