Weyl series for Aharonov-Bohm billiards

Howls, C.J. (2001) Weyl series for Aharonov-Bohm billiards. Journal of Physics A: Mathematics and General, 34, 7811-7831. (doi:10.1088/0305-4470/34/38/308).


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Following a conjecture of Berry and Howls (1994) concerning the geometric information contained within the high orders of Weyl series, we examine such series for the average spectral properties of two- and three-dimensional quantum ball billiards threaded by a single flux line at the centre. We adapt a Mellin-based scheme of Bordag et al (1996) to generate the Weyl series. It is shown that for a circular billiard, only a single Weyl series term is changed and thus the flux line only induces a simple constant shift in the average properties of the spectrum, although the fluctuations about this average will still be flux dependent. This implies that the late terms in the expansion are dominated by the diametrical periodic orbit of the unfluxed circle, rather than the shorter diffractive orbits encountering both the billiard boundary and the flux line. For a spherical billiard with flux the late terms suffer modifications which can be linked to diffractive orbits. The origins of the differences between the structure of the series are traced to the interaction of the geometry and symmetry breaking.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1088/0305-4470/34/38/308
ISSNs: 0305-4470 (print)
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Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Applied Mathematics
ePrint ID: 29212
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Date Deposited: 11 May 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:54
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/29212

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