02-294 Hiroshi T. Ito, Hideo Tamura
Aharonov-Bohm Effect in Scattering by a Chain of Point-like Magnetic Fields (805K, Postsript) Jul 5, 02
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Abstract. According to the Aharonov--Bohm effect, magnetic potentials have a direct significance to the motion of particles in quantum mechanics. We study this quantum effect through the scattering by several point-like magnetic fields at large separation in two dimensions. We derive the asymptotic formula for scattering amplitudes as the distances between centers of fields go to infinity. The result heavily depends on the location of centers. A special emphasis is placed on the case of scattering by fields with centers on an even line. The obtained formula depends on fluxes of fields and on ratios of distances between adjacent centers. We figure the approximate values of differential cross ections to see how the pattern of interferences changes with flux parameters.

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