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U. Leonhardt and M. Wilkens
Aharonov-Bohm scattering of neutral atoms
Europhys. Lett. 42 (1998) 365-370


    We study the scattering of quantum particles in the presence of an Aharonov-Bohm vortex and in an arbitrary cylindrically symmetric potential. In particular we address the scattering of atoms carrying dipole moments induced by an electrically charged wire and a homogeneous magnetic field. We argue that, despite the strong attraction of the wire, an Aharoniv-Bohm effect will be visible.

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