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Author Braun, S.; Asenjo, F.A.; Mahajan, S.M.
Title Comment on “Spin-Gradient-Driven Light Amplification in a Quantum Plasma” Reply Type
Year 2014 Publication Physical Review Letters Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. Lett.
Volume 112 Issue 12 Pages 1 pp
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Address [Braun, S.; Asenjo, F. A.; Mahajan, S. M.] Univ Texas AustinStudies, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: faz@physics.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
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ISSN 0031-9007 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000333921000007 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 471
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Correspondence between dark energy quantum cosmology and Maxwell equations Type
Year 2019 Publication European Physical Journal C Abbreviated Journal Eur. Phys. J. C
Volume 79 Issue 9 Pages 5 pp
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Abstract (up) A Friedmann-Robertson-Walker cosmology with dark energy can be modelled using a quintessence field. That system is equivalent to a relativistic particle moving on a two-dimensional conformal spacetime. When the quintessence behaves as a free massless scalar field in a Universe with cosmological constant, the quantized version of that theory can lead to a supersymmetric Majorana quantum cosmology. The purpose of this work is to show that such quantum cosmological model corresponds to the Maxwell equations for electromagnetic waves propagating in a medium with specific values for its relative permittivity and relative permeability. The form of those media parameters are calculated, implying that a Majorana quantum cosmology can be studied in an analogue electromagnetic system.
Address [Asenjoa, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1434-6044 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000484523100004 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1053
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Author Rubio, C.A.; Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Quantum Cosmologies Under Geometrical Unification of Gravity and Dark Energy Type
Year 2019 Publication Symmetry-Basel Abbreviated Journal Symmetry
Volume 11 Issue 7 Pages
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Abstract (up) A Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe was studied with a dark energy component represented by a quintessence field. The Lagrangian for this system, hereafter called the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker-quintessence (FRWq) system, was presented. It was shown that the classical Lagrangian reproduces the usual two (second order) dynamical equations for the radius of the Universe and for the quintessence scalar field, as well as a (first order) constraint equation. Our approach naturally unified gravity and dark energy, as it was obtained that the Lagrangian and the equations of motion are those of a relativistic particle moving on a two-dimensional, conformally flat spacetime. The conformal metric factor was related to the dark energy scalar field potential. We proceeded to quantize the system in three different schemes. First, we assumed the Universe was a spinless particle (as it is common in literature), obtaining a quantum theory for a Universe described by the Klein-Gordon equation. Second, we pushed the quantization scheme further, assuming the Universe as a Dirac particle, and therefore constructing its corresponding Dirac and Majorana theories. With the different theories, we calculated the expected values for the scale factor of the Universe. They depend on the type of quantization scheme used. The differences between the Dirac and Majorana schemes are highlighted here. The implications of the different quantization procedures are discussed. Finally, the possible consequences for a multiverse theory of the Dirac and Majorana quantized Universe are briefly considered.
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ISSN 2073-8994 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000481979000025 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1048
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Hot Fluids and Nonlinear Quantum Mechanics Type
Year 2015 Publication International Journal Of Theoretical Physics Abbreviated Journal Int. J. Theor. Phys.
Volume 54 Issue 5 Pages 1435-1449
Keywords Nonlinear quantum mechanics; Fluids; Temperature; High energy density physics
Abstract (up) A hot relativistic fluid is viewed as a collection of quantum objects that represent interacting elementary particles. We present a conceptual framework for deriving nonlinear equations of motion obeyed by these hypothesized objects. A uniform phenomenological prescription, to affect the quantum transition from a corresponding classical system, is invoked to derive the nonlinear Schrodinger, Klein-Gordon, and Pauli-Schrodinger and Feynman-GellMaan equations. It is expected that the emergent hypothetical nonlinear quantum mechanics would advance, in a fundamental way, both the conceptual understanding and computational abilities, particularly, in the field of extremely high energy-density physics.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Springer/Plenum Publishers Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0020-7748 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000352858600004 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 485
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Author Zalaquett, N.; Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Spinning massive test particles in cosmological and general static spherically symmetric spacetimes Type
Year 2014 Publication Classical And Quantum Gravity Abbreviated Journal Class. Quantum Gravity
Volume 31 Issue 8 Pages 21 pp
Keywords exact solution; conformally flat spacetimes; spinning massive particle; cosmological spacetimes
Abstract (up) A Lagrangian formalism is used to study the motion of a spinning massive particle in Friedmann-Robertson-Walker and Godel spacetimes, as well as in a general Schwarzschild-like spacetime and in static spherically symmetric conformally flat spacetimes. Exact solutions for the motion of the particle and general exact expressions for the momenta and velocities are displayed for different cases. In particular, the solution for the motion in spherically symmetric metrics is presented in the equatorial plane. The exact solutions are found using constants of motion of the particle, namely its mass, its spin, its angular momentum, and a fourth constant, which is its energy when the metric is time-independent, and a different constant otherwise. These constants are associated to Killing vectors. In the case of the motion on the Friedmann-Robertson-Walker metric, a new constant of motion is found. This is the fourth constant which generalizes previously known results obtained for spinless particles. In the case of general Schwarzschild-like spacetimes, our results allow for the exploration of the case of the Reissner-Nordstrom-(Anti) de Sitter metric. Finally, for the case of the conformally flat spacetimes, the solution is explicitly evaluated for different metric tensors associated to a universe filled with static perfect fluids and electromagnetic radiation. For some combination of the values of the constants of motion the particle trajectories may exhibit spacelike velocity vectors in portions of the trajectories.
Address [Zalaquett, Nicolas] Pontificia Univ Catolica Chile, Fac Fis, Santiago 22, Chile, Email: nzalaque@puc.cl;
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Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
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ISSN 0264-9381 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000334418900012 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 373
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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title A new approach to solve the one-dimensional Schrodinger equation using a wavefunction potential Type
Year 2020 Publication Physics Letters A Abbreviated Journal Phys. Lett. A
Volume 384 Issue 36 Pages 7 pp
Keywords Schrodinger equation; New exact solutions; Accelerating wavepackets; Bohm potential
Abstract (up) A new approach to find exact solutions to one-dimensional quantum mechanical systems is devised. The scheme is based on the introduction of a potential function for the wavefunction, and the equation it satisfies. We recover known solutions as well as to get new ones for both free and interacting particles with wavefunctions having vanishing and non-vanishing Bohm potentials. For most of the potentials, no solutions to the Schrodinger equation produce a vanishing Bohm potential. A (large but) restricted family of potentials allows the existence of particular solutions for which the Bohm potential vanishes. This family of potentials is determined, and several examples are presented. It is shown that some quantum, such as accelerated Airy wavefunctions, are due to the presence of non-vanishing Bohm potentials. New examples of this kind are found and discussed. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Class of Exact Solutions for a Cosmological Model of Unified Gravitational and Quintessence Fields Type
Year 2017 Publication Foundations Of Physics Abbreviated Journal Found. Phys.
Volume 47 Issue 7 Pages 887-896
Keywords Quintessence; Exact solution; Unification of geometry and dark matter
Abstract (up) A new approach to tackle Einstein equations for an isotropic and homogeneous Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe in the presence of a quintessence scalar field is devised. It provides a way to get a simple exact solution to these equations. This solution determines the quintessence potential uniquely and it differs from solutions which have been used to study inflation previously. It relays on a unification of geometry and dark matter implemented through the definition of a functional relation between the scale factor of the Universe and the quintessence field. For a positive curvature Universe, this solution produces perpetual accelerated expansion rate of the Universe, while the Hubble parameter increases abruptly, attains a maximum value and decreases thereafter. The behavior of this cosmological solution is discussed and its main features are displayed. The formalism is extended to include matter and radiation.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Springer Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0015-9018 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000404224500003 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 741
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an intense electromagnetic wave Type
Year 2016 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 23 Issue 5 Pages 12 pp
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Abstract (up) A statistical model for relativistic quantum fluids interacting with an arbitrary amplitude circularly polarized electromagnetic wave is developed in two steps. First, the energy spectrum and the wave function for a quantum particle (Klein Gordon and Dirac) embedded in the electromagnetic wave are calculated by solving the appropriate eigenvalue problem. The energy spectrum is anisotropic in the momentum K and reflects the electromagnetic field through the renormalization of the rest mass m to M = root m(2) + q(2)Q(2). Based on this energy spectrum of this quantum particle plus field combination (QPF), a statistical mechanics model of the quantum fluid made up of these weakly interacting QPF is developed. Preliminary investigations of the formalism yield highly interesting results-a new scale for temperature, and fundamental modification of the dispersion relation of the electromagnetic wave. It is expected that this formulation could, inter alia, uniquely advance our understanding of laboratory as well as astrophysical systems where one encounters arbitrarily large electromagnetic fields. (C) 2016 AIP Publishing LLC.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000378427900152 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 638
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Casimir force induced by electromagnetic wave polarization in Kerr, Godel and Bianchi-I spacetimes Type
Year 2020 Publication European Physical Journal C Abbreviated Journal Eur. Phys. J. C
Volume 80 Issue 11 Pages 7 pp
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Abstract (up) Electromagnetic waves propagation on either rotating or anisotropic spacetime backgrounds (such as Kerr and Gödel metrics, or Bianchi�I metric) produce a reduction of the magnitude of Casimir forces between plates. These

curved spacetimes behave as chiral or birefringent materials producing dispersion of electromagnetic waves, in such a way that right� and left�circularly polarized light waves propagate with different phase velocities. Results are explicitly calculated for discussed cases. The difference on the wavevectors of the two polarized electromagnetic waves produces an abatement of a Casimir force which depends on the interaction between the polarization of electromagnetic

waves and the properties of the spacetime.
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.
Title Birefringent light propagation on anisotropic cosmological backgrounds Type
Year 2017 Publication Physical Review D Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. D
Volume 96 Issue 4 Pages 12 pp
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Abstract (up) Exact electromagnetic wave solutions to Maxwell equations on anisotropic Bianchi I cosmological spacetime backgrounds are studied. The waves evolving on Bianchi I spacetimes exhibit birefringence (associated with linear polarization) and dispersion. The particular case of a vacuum-dominated anisotropic Universe, which reproduces a Friedmann-Robertson-Walker Universe (for late times)-while, for earlier times, it matches a Kasner Universe-is studied. The electromagnetic waves do not, in general, follow null geodesics. This produces a modification of the cosmological redshift, which is then dependent on light polarization, its dispersion, and its non-null geodesic behavior. New results presented here may help to tackle some issues related to the “horizon” problem.
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.; Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, UAI Phys Ctr, Santiago 7941169, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0010 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000407716200007 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 756
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Explicitly covariant dispersion relations and self-induced transparency Type
Year 2017 Publication Journal Of Plasma Physics Abbreviated Journal J. Plasma Phys.
Volume 83 Issue Pages 15 pp
Keywords magnetized plasmas; plasma waves
Abstract (up) Explicitly covariant dispersion relations for a variety of plasma waves in unmagnetized and magnetized plasmas are derived in a systematic manner from a fully covariant plasma formulation. One needs to invoke relatively little known invariant combinations constructed from the ambient electromagnetic fields and the wave vector to accomplish the program. The implication of this work applied to the self- induced transparency effect is discussed. Some problems arising from the inconsistent use of relativity are pointed out.
Address [Mahajan, S. M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Cambridge Univ Press Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0022-3778 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000396123100018 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 713
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title General connected and reconnected fields in plasmas Type
Year 2018 Publication Physics Of Plasmas Abbreviated Journal Phys. Plasmas
Volume 25 Issue 2 Pages 7 pp
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Abstract (up) For plasma dynamics, more encompassing than the magnetohydrodynamical (MHD) approximation, the foundational concepts of “magnetic reconnection” may require deep revisions because, in the larger dynamics, magnetic field is no longer connected to the fluid lines; it is replaced by more general fields (one for each plasma specie) that are weighted combination of the electromagnetic and the thermal-vortical fields. We study the two-fluid plasma dynamics plasma expressed in two different sets of variables: the two-fluid (2F) description in terms of individual fluid velocities, and the one-fluid (1F) variables comprising the plasma bulk motion and plasma current. In the 2F description, a Connection Theorem is readily established; we show that, for each specie, there exists a Generalized (Magnetofluid/Electro-Vortic) field that is frozen-in the fluid and consequently remains, forever, connected to the flow. This field is an expression of the unification of the electromagnetic, and fluid forces (kinematic and thermal) for each specie. Since the magnetic field, by itself, is not connected in the first place, its reconnection is never forbidden and does not require any external agency (like resistivity). In fact, a magnetic field reconnection (local destruction) must be interpreted simply as a consequence of the preservation of the dynamical structure of the unified field. In the 1F plasma description, however, it is shown that there is no exact physically meaningful Connection Theorem; a general and exact field does not exist, which remains connected to the bulk plasma flow. It is also shown that the helicity conservation and the existence of a Connected field follow from the same dynamical structure; the dynamics must be expressible as an ideal Ohm's law with a physical velocity. This new perspective, emerging from the analysis of the post MHD physics, must force us to reexamine the meaning as well as our understanding of magnetic reconnection. Published by AIP Publishing.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: mahajan@mail.utexas.edu;
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Publisher Amer Inst Physics Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1070-664x ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000426584700020 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1038
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Author Caerols, H.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Estimating the Moon-to-Earth Radius Ratio with a Smartphone, a Telescope, and an Eclipse Type
Year 2020 Publication Physics Teacher Abbreviated Journal Phys. Teach.
Volume 58 Issue 7 Pages 497-501
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Abstract (up) From ancient times, the different features of planets and moons have created a huge interest. Aristarchus was one of the first to study the relative relations among Earth, Moon, and Sun. This interest has remained until today, and therefore it is always relevant to make this knowledge more appealing to the younger generations. Nowadays, smartphone technology has become an important tool to teach physics, and this gives us a huge opportunity to bring science closer to students in a simpler manner. In this work, we show how simple photographs of a partial lunar eclipse are sufficiently good to estimate the ratio between the Moon and Earth radii. After taking the photographs, the procedure for the calculation is straightforward and it can be reproduced easily in a one–hour class
Address [Caerols, Hugo; Asenjo, Felipe A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Santiago, Chile, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl
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Publisher Amer Assn Physics Teachers Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
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ISSN 0031-921x ISBN Medium
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Call Number UAI @ alexi.delcanto @ Serial 1234
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Erices, C.; Gomberoff, A.; Hojman, S.A.; Montecinos, A.
Title Differential geometry approach to asymmetric transmission of light Type
Year 2017 Publication Optics Express Abbreviated Journal Opt. Express
Volume 25 Issue 22 Pages 26405-26416
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Abstract (up) In the last ten years, the technology of differential geometry, ubiquitous in gravitational physics, has found its place in the field of optics. It has been successfully used in the design of optical metamaterials through a technique now known as “transformation optics.” This method, however, only applies for the particular class of metamaterials known as impedance matched, that is, materials whose electric permittivity is equal to their magnetic permeability. In that case, the material may be described by a spacetime metric. In the present work we will introduce a generalization of the geometric methods of transformation optics to situations in which the material is not impedance matched. In such situations, the material -or more precisely, its constitutive tensor-will not be described by a metric only. We bring in a second tensor, with the local symmetries of the Weyl tensor, the “W-tensor.” In the geometric optics approximation we show how the properties of the W-tensor are related to the asymmetric transmission of the material. We apply this feature to the design of a particularly interesting set of asymmetric materials. These materials are birefringent when light rays approach the material in a given direction, but behave just like vacuum when the rays have the opposite direction with the appropriate polarization (or, in some cases, independently of the polarization). (C) 2017 Optical Society of America
Address [Asenjo, Felipe A.; Gomberoff, Andres] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Ingn & Ciencias, Av Diagonal Torres 2640, Santiago, Chile, Email: andres.gomberoff@uai.cl
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Publisher Optical Soc Amer Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 1094-4087 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000413995000004 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 798
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Author Ekman, R.; Asenjo, F.A.; Zamanian, J.
Title Relativistic kinetic equation for spin-1/2 particles in the long-scale-length approximation Type
Year 2017 Publication Physical Review E Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. E
Volume 96 Issue 2 Pages 8 pp
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Abstract (up) In this paper, we derive a fully relativistic kinetic theory for spin-1/2 particles and its coupling to Maxwell's equations, valid in the long-scale-length limit, where the fields vary on a scale much longer than the localization of the particles; we work to first order in (h) over bar. Our starting point is a Foldy-Wouthuysen (FW) transformation, applicable to this regime, of the Dirac Hamiltonian. We derive the corresponding evolution equation for the Wigner quasidistribution in an external electromagnetic field. Using a Lagrangian method we find expressions for the charge and current densities, expressed as free and bound parts. It is furthermore found that the velocity is nontrivially related to the momentum variable, with the difference depending on the spin and the external electromagnetic fields. This fact that has previously been discussed as “hidden momentum” and is due to that the FW transformation maps pointlike particles to particle clouds for which the prescription of minimal coupling is incorrect, as they have multipole moments. We express energy and momentum conservation for the system of particles and the electromagnetic field, and discuss our results in the context of the Abraham-Minkowski dilemma.
Address [Ekman, R.; Zamanian, J.] Umea Univ, Dept Phys, SE-90187 Umea, Sweden
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
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Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0045 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000408118100012 Approved
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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Classical and Quantum Dispersion Relations Type
Year 2020 Publication Physica Scripta Abbreviated Journal Phys. Scr.
Volume 95 Issue 8 Pages 7 pp
Keywords Quantum Hamilton-Jacobi equation; Bohm potential; dispersion relation
Abstract (up) It is showed that, in general, classical and quantum dispersion relations are different due to the presence of the Bohm potential. There are exact particular solutions of the quantum (wave) theory which obey the classical dispersion relation, but they differ in the general case. The dispersion relations may also coincide when additional assumptions are made, such as WKB or eikonal approximations, for instance. This general result also holds for non-quantum wave equations derived from classical counterparts, such as in ray and wave optics, for instance. Explicit examples are given for covariant scalar, vectorial and tensorial fields in flat and curved spacetimes.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Fac Artes Liberales, Dept Ciencias, Santiago 7491169, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
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Publisher Iop Publishing Ltd Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 0031-8949 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000543208700001 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 1184
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Author Asenjo, F.A.; Hojman, S.A.; Moya-Cessa, H.M.; Soto-Eguibar, F.
Title Propagation of light in linear and quadratic GRIN media: The Bohm potential Type
Year 2021 Publication Optics Communications Abbreviated Journal Opt. Commun.
Volume 490 Issue Pages 126947
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Abstract (up) It is shown that field propagation in linear and quadratic gradient-index (GRIN) media obeys the same rules of free propagation in the sense that a field propagating in free space has a (mathematical) form that may be exported to those particular GRIN media. The Bohm potential is introduced in order to explain the reason of such behavior: it changes the dynamics by modifying the original potential . The concrete cases of two different initials conditions for each potential are analyzed.
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Author Mahajan, S.M.; Asenjo, F.A.; Hazeltine, R.D.
Title Comparison of the electron-spin force and radiation reaction force Type
Year 2015 Publication Monthly Notices Of The Royal Astronomical Society Abbreviated Journal Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc.
Volume 446 Issue 4 Pages 4112-4115
Keywords magnetic fields; plasmas; radiation mechanisms: general
Abstract (up) It is shown that the forces that originate from the electron-spin interacting with the electromagnetic field can play, along with the Lorentz force, a fundamentally important role in determining the electron motion in a high energy density plasma embedded in strong high-frequency radiation, a situation that pertains to both laser-produced and astrophysical systems. These forces, for instance, dominate the standard radiation reaction force as long as there is a 'sufficiently' strong ambient magnetic field for affecting spin alignment. The inclusion of spin forces in any advanced modelling of electron dynamics pertaining to high energy density systems (for instance in particle-in-cell codes), therefore, is a must.
Address [Mahajan, Swadesh M.; Hazeltine, Richard D.] Univ Texas Austin, Inst Fus Studies, Austin, TX 78712 USA, Email: felipe.asenjo@uai.cl
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Publisher Oxford Univ Press Place of Publication Editor
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ISSN 0035-8711 ISBN Medium
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Author Hojman, S.A.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Dual wavefunctions in two-dimensional quantum mechanics Type
Year 2020 Publication Physics Letters A Abbreviated Journal Phys. Lett. A
Volume 384 Issue 13 Pages 5 pp
Keywords Schrodinger equation; Dual solution; Bohm potential; Two-dimensions; Optics
Abstract (up) It is shown that the Schrodinger equation for a large family of pairs of two-dimensional quantum potentials possess wavefunctions for which the amplitude and the phase are interchangeable, producing two different solutions which are dual to each other. This is a property of solutions with vanishing Bohm potential. These solutions can be extended to three-dimensional systems. We explicitly calculate dual solutions for physical systems, such as the repulsive harmonic oscillator and the two-dimensional hydrogen atom. These dual wavefunctions are also solutions of an analogue optical system in the eikonal limit. In this case, the potential is related to the refractive index, allowing the study of this two-dimensional dual wavefunction solutions with an optical (analogue) system. (C) 2020 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Address [Hojman, Sergio A.] Univ Adolfo Ibanez, Dept Ciencias, Fac Artes Liberales, Santiago 7491169, Chile, Email: sergio.hojman@uai.cl;
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Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor
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ISSN 0375-9601 ISBN Medium
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Author Comisso, L.; Asenjo, F.A.
Title Collisionless magnetic reconnection in curved spacetime and the effect of black hole rotation Type
Year 2018 Publication Physical Review D Abbreviated Journal Phys. Rev. D
Volume 97 Issue 4 Pages 9 pp
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Abstract (up) Magnetic reconnection in curved spacetime is studied by adopting a general-relativistic magneto-hydrodynamic model that retains collisionless effects for both electron-ion and pair plasmas. A simple generalization of the standard Sweet-Parker model allows us to obtain the first-order effects of the gravitational field of a rotating black hole. It is shown that the black hole rotation acts to increase the length of azimuthal reconnection layers, thus leading to a decrease of the reconnection rate. However, when coupled to collisionless thermal-inertial effects, the net reconnection rate is enhanced with respect to what would happen in a purely collisional plasma due to a broadening of the reconnection layer. These findings identify an underlying interaction between gravity and collisionless magnetic reconnection in the vicinity of compact objects.
Address [Comisso, Luca] Princeton Univ, Dept Astrophys Sci, Princeton, NJ 08544 USA, Email: lcomisso@princeton.edu;
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Publisher Amer Physical Soc Place of Publication Editor
Language English Summary Language Original Title
Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title
Series Volume Series Issue Edition
ISSN 2470-0010 ISBN Medium
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Notes WOS:000424748300002 Approved
Call Number UAI @ eduardo.moreno @ Serial 819
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