Equivalence between Aharonov-Bohm and Aharonov-Casher effects, and motive forces

Sangchul Oh, Chang Mo Ryu, Sung Ho Suck Salk

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Based on a gauge-theoretic approach, an equivalence between the Aharonov-Bohm effect of a solenoid and the Aharonov-Casher effect of a charged rod is explicitly demonstrated. It is shown that a time-dependent Aharonov-Casher phase can induce a motive force via the SU(2)spin gauge field. The intrinsic non-Abelian nature of the SU(2)spin gauge field predicts the non-Abelian Faraday law, subject to further experimental verification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5320-5323
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes


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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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