On the mechanical properties of matter waves

N K Whitlock, S M Barnett, J Jeffers

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Electromagnetic waves and fluids have locally conserved mechanical properties associated with them and we may expect these to exist for matter waves. We present a semiclassical description of the continuity equations relating to these conserved properties of matter waves and derive a general expression for their respective fluxes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L293-L296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2004


  • bose-einstein condensation
  • gas
  • matter waves


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