Landau levels as mass excitations in relativistic quantum theory

Alex Arensburg*, L. P. Horwitz

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We show that, in a manifestly covariant quantum theory, the mass spectrum of a single charged particle moving in a constant magnetic field contains a discrete part, corresponding to mass excitations associated with the field, and a continuous part associated with the free motion parallel to the field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-251
Number of pages5
JournalFoundations of Physics Letters
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1991


  • Landau levels
  • mass spectrum
  • relativistic quantum mechanics


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