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Acceleration effect and the possibility of its observation in neutron-optical experiment
preprintposted on 2023-01-10, 03:07 authored by A. I. Frank, G. V. Kulin, M. A. Zakharov, S. V. Goryunov, R. Cubitt
The development of ideas about the optical phenomenon called the accelerating matter effect led to the hypothesis of the existence of a very general acceleration effect. Its formulation is that the result of the particle interaction with any object moving with acceleration should be a change in its energy and frequency. The validity of the acceleration effect hypothesis in quantum mechanics has recently been confirmed by numerically solving a number of problems related to the interaction of a wave packet with potential structures moving with acceleration. If these ideas are true, they can be fully attributed to the case of neutron scattering on the atomic nuclei of accelerating matter. Since the time of neutron interaction with the nucleus is very short, the observation of the acceleration effect during scattering by nuclei requires them to move with a very high acceleration. This goal can be achieved if centripetal acceleration is used.