Boundary conditions on the monopole Dirac equation

Curtis Gove Callan, Sumit R. Das

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Boundary conditions on the monopole Dirac equation are, on the one hand, determined by the requirement that the Hamiltonian be Hermitean. On the other, they enforce the conservation of certain charges at the monopole core. Which charges should be conserved is determined by the short-distance physics of the problem and the connection with boundary conditions is worked out for several cases. It is found to be possible to impose physically reasonable conservation-law requirements which can be realized by no Dirac-equation boundary condition!

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1155-1158
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1983

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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