Scattering on two Aharonov-Bohm vortices

Eugene Bogomolny 1

Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical, IOP Publishing, 2016, 49, pp.485202

The problem of two Aharonov-Bohm (AB) vortices for the Helmholtz equation is examined in detail. It is demonstrated that the method proposed in [J. M. Myers, J. Math. Phys. \textbf{6}, 1839 (1963)] for diffraction on a slit can be generalized to get an explicit solution for AB vortices. Due to singular nature of AB interaction the Green function and the scattering amplitude for two AB vortices obey a series of partial differential equations. Coefficients entering these equations, in their turn, fulfill ordinary non-linear differential equations whose solutions can be obtained from a solution of the Painleve V (or III) equation. The asymptotics of necessary functions for very large and very small distances between two vortices are calculated explicitly. Taken together, it means that the problem of two AB vortices is integrable.

  • 1. LPTMS – Laboratoire de Physique Théorique et Modèles Statistiques

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