On the mechanical properties of matter waves

N K Whitlock, S M Barnett, J Jeffers

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Abstract

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.

LanguageEnglish
PagesL293-L296
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics
Volume37
Issue number14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2004

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mechanical properties
continuity equation
electromagnetic radiation
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Keywords

  • bose-einstein condensation
  • gas
  • matter waves

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Whitlock, N K ; Barnett, S M ; Jeffers, J . / On the mechanical properties of matter waves. In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. 2004 ; Vol. 37, No. 14. pp. L293-L296.
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In: Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Vol. 37, No. 14, 28.07.2004, p. L293-L296.

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