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Plane waves as tractor beams

Plane waves as tractor beams

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dc.contributor.author Forgács, Péter pl
dc.contributor.author Lukács, Árpád pl
dc.contributor.author Romańczukiewicz, Tomasz [SAP11019141] pl
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T18:36:48Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T18:36:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013 pl
dc.identifier.issn 1550-7998 pl
dc.identifier.uri http://ruj.uj.edu.pl/xmlui/handle/item/10715
dc.language eng pl
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dc.title Plane waves as tractor beams pl
dc.type JournalArticle pl
dc.abstract.en It is shown that in a large class of systems, plane waves act as tractor beams: i.e., an incident plane wave can exert a pulling force on the scatterer. The underlying physical mechanism for the pulling force is due to the sufficiently strong scattering of the incoming wave into another mode carrying more momentum, in which case excess momentum is created behind the scatterer. This tractor beam or negative radiation pressure (NRP) effect, is found to be generic in systems with multiple scattering channels. In a birefringent medium, electromagnetic plane waves incident on a thin plate exert NRP of the same order of magnitude as optical radiation pressure, while in artificial dielectrics (metamaterials), the magnitude of NRP can even be macroscopic. In two dimensions, we study various scattering situations on vortices, and NRP is shown to occur by the scattering of heavy baryons into light leptons off cosmic strings, and by neutron scattering off vortices in the XY model. pl
dc.description.volume 88 pl
dc.description.number 12 pl
dc.identifier.doi 10.1103/PhysRevD.88.125007 pl
dc.identifier.eissn 1550-2368 pl
dc.title.journal Physical Review. D, Particles, Fields, Gravitation, and Cosmology pl
dc.language.container eng pl
dc.affiliation Wydział Fizyki, Astronomii i Informatyki Stosowanej : Instytut Fizyki im. Mariana Smoluchowskiego pl
dc.subtype Article pl
dc.identifier.articleid 125007 pl
dc.rights.original bez licencji pl
.pointsMNiSW [2013 A]: 35


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