The two-body Aharonov-Bohm (AB) problem was addressed in three dimensions, where the simplest system, possessing the fewest degrees of freedom, consists of a charged particle interacting with a rigid circular hoop of magnetic flux. Qualitative features of the interaction were examined. A simple proof precluding the existence of a bound state but anticipating a resonance was detailed. Furthermore, the feasibility of detecting the resonance for a system consisting of a carbon nanotube bent into a circle, interacting with a heavy charged particle was shown.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Jul 2003|