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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Effects of spin on the cyclotron frequency for a Dirac electron
Author: Salesi, G
Recami, E
Abstract: The Barut-Zanghi (BZ) theory - that constitutes a natural 'classical limit' of the Dirac theory and can be regarded to be a satisfactory picture of a classical spinning electron - has been analytically studied in some previous papers of ours in the case of free particles. By contrast, in this letter we consider the case of external fields, and a previously found equation of motion is generalized for a non-free spin-1/2 particle. In the important case of a spinning charge in a uniform magnetic field, we find that its angular frequency (around the magnetic field direction) is slightly different from the classical 'cyclotron frequency' omega = eH/m expected for spinless charges. As a matter of fact, the angular frequency does depend on the spin orientation. As a consequence, the electrons with magnetic moment mu parallel to the magnetic field do rotate with a frequency greater than that of electrons endowed with a mu antiparallel to H. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science B.V, All rights reserved.
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Citation: Physics Letters A. Elsevier Science Bv, v. 267, n. 4, n. 219, n. 224, 2000.
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/S0375-9601(00)00103-1
Date Issue: 2000
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