Realizations of magnetic-monopole gauge fields: Diatoms and spin precession

John Moody, A. Shapere, Frank Wilczek

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Abstract

It is found that the effective Hamiltonian for nuclear rotation in a diatom is equivalent to that of a charged particle in a background magnetic-monopole field. In certain cases, half-integer orbital angular momentum or non-Abelian fields occur. Furthermore, the effects of magnetic-monopole-like gauge fields can be experimentally observed in spin-resonance experiments with variable magnetic fields.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)893-896
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume56
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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