@InCollection{GonzalezAlarcon:2016:AnQuMa,
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 = "25 jan. 2021"
}