author = "Gonzalez Alarcon, Walter Dem{\'e}trio",
                title = "Annihilation of quantum magnetic fluxes",
            booktitle = "Magnetic reconnection: concepts and applications",
            publisher = "Springer",
                 year = "2016",
               editor = "Gonzalez Alarcon, Walter Demetrio and Parker, Eugene",
                pages = "521--538",
              address = "New York",
             keywords = "Aharanov-bohm effect, dual slite interference, gauge-field 
                         interaction, ginzburg-landau energy equations, magnetic 
                         annihilation, neutron star cores, quantum magnetic fluxes, 
                         superconducting vortices, vector potential.",
             abstract = "After introducing the concepts associated with the Aharonov and 
                         Bohm effect and with the existence of a quantum of magnetic flux 
                         (QMF), we briefly discuss the Ginzburg-Landau theory that explains 
                         its origin and fundamental consequences. Also relevant 
                         observations of QMFs obtained in the laboratory using 
                         superconducting systems (vortices) are mentioned. Next, we 
                         describe processes related with the interaction of QMFs with 
                         opposite directions in terms of the gauge field geometry related 
                         to the vector potential. Then, we discuss the use of a Lagrangian 
                         density for a scalar field theory involving radiation in order to 
                         describe the annihilation of QMFs, claimed to be responsible for 
                         the emission of photons with energies corresponding to that of the 
                         annihilated magnetic fields. Finally, a possible application of 
                         these concepts to the observed variable dynamics of neutron stars 
                         is briefly mentioned.",
          affiliation = "{Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE)}",
                  doi = "10.1007/978-3-139-26432-5_13",
                  url = "http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-139-26432-5_13",
                 isbn = "978-3-319-26430-1 and 978-3-319-26432-5",
             language = "en",
          seriestitle = "Astrophysics and Space Science",
               volume = "427",
        urlaccessdate = "26 nov. 2020"