Europhys. Lett.
Volume 48, Number 5, December 1999
Page(s) 482 - 485
Section General
Published online 01 September 2002
DOI: 10.1209/epl/i1999-00508-7

Europhys. Lett, 48 (5), pp. 482-485 (1999)

Berry and geometrical phase induced by torsion field

S. Capozziello 1,3, G. Lambiase 1,3 and C. Stornaiolo 2,3

1 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche "E. R. Caianiello'', Università di Salerno
I-84081 Baronissi (Salerno) Italy
2 Dipartimento di Scienze Fisiche, Università di Napoli - Napoli, Italy
3 Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, Sezione di Napoli - Napoli, Italy

(received 25 May 1999; accepted in final form 29 September 1999)

PACS. 04.50+h - Gravity in more than four dimensions, Kaluza-Klein theory, unified field theories; alternative theories of gravity.
PACS. 03.65Bz - Foundations, theory of measurement, miscellaneous theory (including Aharonov-Bohm effect, Berry's phase).


The geometric phase, connected to the Berry phase, for Dirac particles is calculated in the framework of theories of gravity with torsion. It turns out that torsion source may be interpreted a sort of curvature in the projective space of states.


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