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The Majorana formula and the Landau-Zener-Stückelberg treatment of the avoided crossing problem

 a, b,  c
a Max-Planck Institut für Biophysikalische Chemie, Tammannstrasse 6, Göttingen, D-37077, Germany
b Department of Chemistry, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
c Department ofChemical Engineering and Materials, University ofRome La Sapienza, Via del Castro Laurenziano 7, Rome, I-00161, Italy

The Majorana formula for the probability of spin- flipping in a time-dependent magnetic field which almost vanishes at a certain moment is discussed in connection with the celebrated work by Landau, Zener, and Stuückelberg for nonadiabatic dynamics in the avoided crossing situation.

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PACS: 01.40.−d, 01.65.+g, 03.65.−w (all)
DOI: 10.1070/PU2005v048n05ABEH002804
URL: http://ufn.ru/en/articles/2005/5/e/
Citation: Nikitin E E, Dzhakomo F D "The Majorana formula and the Landau-Zener-Stückelberg treatment of the avoided crossing problem" Phys. Usp. 48 515–517 (2005)
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