# Role of potentials in the Aharonov-Bohm effect

@article{Vaidman2012RoleOP, title={Role of potentials in the Aharonov-Bohm effect}, author={Lev Vaidman}, journal={Physical Review A}, year={2012}, volume={86}, pages={040101} }

There is a consensus today that the the main lesson of the Aharonov-Bohm effect is that a picture of electromagnetism based on the local action of the field strengths is not possible in quantum mechanics. Contrary to this statement it is argued here that when the source of the electromagnetic potential is treated in the framework of quantum theory, the Aharonov-Bohm effect can be explained without the notion of potentials. It is explained by local action of the field of the electron on the…

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