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Title: The Aharonov-Bohm effect
Authors: Samuel, J.
Issue Date: 25-May-1994
Publisher: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Citation: Current Science, 1994, Vol. 66, p781-783.
Abstract: Quantum mechanics teaches us that matter consists of waves. Interference of matter waves gives rise to delicate effects best illustrated by the double slit experiment. Aharonov and Bohm showed that the interference pattern of electrons in a multiply connected region can be influenced by magnetic fields outside that region. This surprising effect (now called the Aharonov-Bohm effect) has been measured in the laboratory. The process of understanding and coming to terms with this effect has deepened our understanding of both quantum mechanics and electromagnetism. This paper gives an elementary account of the Aharonov-Bohm effect.
ISSN: 0011-3891
Copyright: Indian Academy of Sciences, Bangalore, India.
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