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On the mechanical properties of matter waves

Whitlock, N K and Barnett, S M and Jeffers, J (2004) On the mechanical properties of matter waves. Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, 37 (14). L293-L296. ISSN 0953-4075

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Abstract

Electromagnetic waves and fluids have locally conserved mechanical properties associated with them and we may expect these to exist for matter waves. We present a semiclassical description of the continuity equations relating to these conserved properties of matter waves and derive a general expression for their respective fluxes.