The experimental progress in synthesizing low-dimensional nanostructures where carriers are confined to bent surfaces has boosted the interest in the theory of quantum mechanics on curved two-dimensional manifolds. It was recently asserted that constrained electrically charged particles couple to a term linear in A3M, where A3 is the transversal component of the electromagnetic vector potential and M is the surface mean curvature, thereby making a dimensional reduction procedure impracticable in the presence of fields. Here we resolve this apparent paradox by providing a consistent general framework of the thin-wall quantization procedure. We also show that the separability of the equation of motions is not endangered by the particular choice of the constraint imposed on the transversal fluctuations of the wave function, which renders the thin-wall quantization procedure well-founded. It can be applied without restrictions. Â© 2011 American Physical Society.
|Titolo:||Absence of anomalous couplings in the quantum theory of constrained electrically charged particles|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2011|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articoli su Rivista|