Examples of classical and genuinely quantum relativistic phenomena

Su, Q.; Grobe, R.
July 2000
AIP Conference Proceedings;2000, Vol. 525 Issue 1, p655
Academic Journal
We have calculated normalized wave function solutions to the time-dependent Dirac equation on a space-time lattice grid. Using these solutions we systematically explore phenomena that are consistent with the classical relativistic Liouville phase space approach and those that do not have a direct classical counterpart. The examples reviewed are the paradoxical Zitterbewegung, the time-resolved Klein-paradox, the dynamics of spin in an inhomogeneous magnetic field, the suppression of the spatial spreading rate and new dynamical features that occur close to relativistic resonances. © 2000 American Institute of Physics.


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