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    • Keywords

       

      Neutron interferometry; spinor; Pauli anticommutation; geometic phase; non-cyclic evolution; Pancharatnam connection; neutron polarimetry

    • Abstract

       

      Charge neutrality, a spin 1/2 and an associated magnetic moment of the neutron make it an ideal probe of quantal spinor evolutions. Polarized neutron interferometry in magnetic field Hamiltonians has thus scored several firsts such as direct verification of Pauli anticommutation, experimental separation of geometric and dynamical phases and observation of non-cyclic amplitudes and phases. This paper provides a flavour of the physics learnt from such experiments.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Apoorva G Wagh1 Veer Chand Rakhecha1

      1. Solid State Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai - 400 085, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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