Observation of the Phase Shift of a Neutron Due to Precession in a Magnetic Field

Phys. Rev. Lett. 35, 1053 – Published 20 October 1975
S. A. Werner, R. Colella, A. W. Overhauser, and C. F. Eagen


We have directly observed the sign reversal of the wave function of a fermion produced by its precession of 2π radians in a magnetic field using a neutron interferometer.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.35.1053

  • Received 27 August 1975
  • Published in the issue dated 20 October 1975

© 1975 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

S. A. Werner

  • Physics Department, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri 65201

R. Colella and A. W. Overhauser

  • Physics Department, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana 47907

C. F. Eagen

  • Scientific Research Staff, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan 48121

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