TY - JOUR

T1 - The effect of Schwarzschild field on spin 1/2 particles compared to the effect of a uniformly accelerating frame

AU - Varjú, Katalin

AU - Ryder, Lewis H.

PY - 1998/12/28

Y1 - 1998/12/28

N2 - The Dirac Hamiltonian is calculated in the Schwarzschild space and compared to the analogous one in a uniformly accelerating Minkowski frame yielding a test of the equivalence principle. Comparing these Hamiltonians, we see that the flat-space energy-mass terms and their redshifted forms are the same in the two cases, but the coefficient of the spin-orbit coupling term is different and an additional term appears in the gravitational case.

AB - The Dirac Hamiltonian is calculated in the Schwarzschild space and compared to the analogous one in a uniformly accelerating Minkowski frame yielding a test of the equivalence principle. Comparing these Hamiltonians, we see that the flat-space energy-mass terms and their redshifted forms are the same in the two cases, but the coefficient of the spin-orbit coupling term is different and an additional term appears in the gravitational case.

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U2 - 10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00831-7

DO - 10.1016/S0375-9601(98)00831-7

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:0000310538

VL - 250

SP - 263

EP - 269

JO - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

JF - Physics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics

SN - 0375-9601

IS - 4-6

ER -