Quantum-mechanical inclusion of the source in the Aharonov-Bohm effects

  title={Quantum-mechanical inclusion of the source in the Aharonov-Bohm effects},
  author={Philip Mark Pearle and Anthony Rizzi},
  journal={Physical Review A},
Following semiclassical arguments by Vaidman we show, for the first time in a fully quantum mechanical way, that the phase shifts arising in the Aharonov Bohm (A-B) magnetic or electric effects can be treated as due to the electric force of a classical electron, respectively acting on quantized solenoid particles or quantized capacitor plates. This is in contrast to the usual approach which treats both effects as arising from non-field producing potentials acting on the quantized electron… 

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