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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Spin Hall effect induced by a gravitational field
Author: Dartora, CA
Cabrera, GG
Abstract: The experiment by Collela et al. (1975) [1] evidenced in a striking manner how the gravitational field appears in quantum mechanics. Within the modern framework of gauge theories, one can ascribe such effect as due to gauge fields originated from fundamental symmetries of spacetime: local transformations of the Lorentz-Poincare group. When this gauge principle is applied to the Dirac equation, we obtain kinematical correlations between the gravitational field and the spin of the particles. The phenomenon is similar to the spin Hall effect found in condensed matter systems, although much smaller in magnitude. Actual measurements may require highly precision interferometric techniques with spin-polarized neutrons. (C) 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Subject: Spin Hall effect
Gauge symmetry
Dirac equation
Country: EUA
Editor: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.aop.2010.03.009
Date Issue: 2010
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