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Relativistic Quantum Chaos

Grant number: 09/02978-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2009
Effective date (End): January 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Patricio Anibal Letelier Sotomayor
Grantee:Rafael Soares Pinto
Host Institution: Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (IFGW). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:05/57105-2 - Formation and analysis of self-gravitating structures: numerical, astrophysical, and cosmological problems, AP.TEM


The application of the non-relativistic quantum theory to classically chaotic systems displays new phenomena, such as a completely different statistical distribution of the auto energies from the classical non-chaotic systems. Such results are confirmed both by theory and experiments. Using relativistic quantum mechanics, however, much less attention has been put forward. One of the exceptions is a work by Berry & Mondragon, about a billiard were one massless spin-1/2 particle is confined. Recently, this work was utilized in order to explain the results from a quantum dot of graphene.

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PINTO, Rafael Soares. Relativistic quantum chaos. 2011. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin Campinas, SP.

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