Aharonov-Bohm and Berry phases for a quantum cloud of charge Academic Article uri icon


  • We investigate the phase accumulated by a charged particle in an extended quantum state as it encircles one or more magnetic fluxons, each carrying half a flux unit. A simple, essentially topological analysis reveals an interplay between the Aharonov-Bohm phase and Berry's phase. 1994 The American Physical Society.

publication date

  • January 1, 1994