Adiabatic geometric phases in hydrogenlike atoms
2005 (English)In: Physical Review A. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, ISSN 1050-2947, E-ISSN 1094-1622, Vol. 72, no 5, 054101- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We examine the effect of spin-orbit coupling on geometric phases in hydrogenlike atoms exposed to a slowly varying magnetic field. The marginal geometric phases associated with the orbital angular momentum and the intrinsic spin fulfill a sum rule that explicitly relates them to the corresponding geometric phase of the whole system. The marginal geometric phases in the Zeeman and Paschen-Back limit are analyzed. We point out the existence of nodal points in the marginal phases that may be detected by topological means.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2005. Vol. 72, no 5, 054101- p.
Berry phase, spin-orbit coupling, adiabatic evolution
Physical Sciences Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
Research subject Physics; Physics with spec. in Atomic, Molecular and Condensed Matter Physics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-74703DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.72.054101OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-74703DiVA: diva2:102613