Boehmer, CG and Corpe, L (2012) Helicity -- from Clifford to Graphene. Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and Theoretical 45 (2012) 205206 10.1088/1751-8113/45/20/205206.
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We investigate two seemingly disjoint definitions of helicity, one commonly used in particle physics, the other one used when studying bilinear covariants of Clifford algebras. We can prove that the `mathematical' definition of helicity implies its `physical' counterpart. As an unexpected application of our result we show that the Hamiltonian describing the one-layer superconductor Graphene is proportional to the trace of an operator that is used in the `mathematical' definition of helicity.
|Title:||Helicity -- from Clifford to Graphene|
|Additional information:||13 pages|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of BEAMS > Faculty of Maths and Physical Sciences > Mathematics|
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