Electrons in magnetic mirror geometry


Landau's theory of electron motion in stationary magnetic fields is extended to the inclusion of bouncing along the field between mirror points in an inhomogeneous field. The problem can be treated perturbation theoretically. As expected, bouncing is quantized, causes a weak shift in Landau levels, reduces parallel degeneracy, but does not contribute to diamagnetism.

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  author = {Treumann, R. A. and Baumjohann, W.},
  journal = {arXiv.org[quant-phys]},
  language = {en},
  number = {1305.1000},
  title = {Electrons in magnetic mirror geometry},
  url = {http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.1000},
  volume = {arXiv:},
  year = {2013},
%O Journal Article
%A Treumann, R. A.
%A Baumjohann, W.
%J arXiv.org[quant-phys]
%G en
%N 1305.1000
%T Electrons in magnetic mirror geometry
%U http://arxiv.org/abs/1305.1000
%V arXiv:
%D 2013