Path integrals with topological constraints: Aharonov-Bohm effect and polymer entanglements

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Wiegel, F.W. (1981) Path integrals with topological constraints: Aharonov-Bohm effect and polymer entanglements. Physica A: Theoretical and statistical physics, 109 (3). pp. 609-617. ISSN 0378-4371

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Abstract:For Wiener- and Feynman integrals over paths with certain topological properties we compare various methods for explicit calculation. This leads to a one-to-one correspondence between the Aharonov-Bohm effect and a certain polymer entanglement problem. We briefly comment on two generalizations of the Aharonov-Bohm effect. First, we consider this effect due to a closed magnetic flux loop of arbitrary shape; next, we consider the combined effect due to a gas of microscopic magnetic flux loops.
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Copyright:© 1981 Elsevier Science
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/68753
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0378-4371(81)90016-9
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