Topological quantum phase and multipole moment of neutral particles

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It is shown that the Aharonov-Bohm (AB) effect is a generic feature of any multipole moment moving in an electromagnetic field. Explicit examples of electric and magnetic quadrupole moments are discussed. A way to detect the AB phase of a magnetic quadrupole moment is also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2611-2613
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1995

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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