Post-Newtonian effects of gravity on quantum interferometry

Shigeru Wajima, Masumi Kasai, Toshifumi Futamase

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)


The effects of general relativistic gravity on quantum mechanics are thoroughly investigated. The Schrödinger equation is derived for a nonrelativistic spinless particle and for a spin-[Formula presented] particle, with the general relativistic corrections of Earth’s gravity up to the first post-Newtonian order, [Formula presented]. The phase differences due to the post-Newtonian corrections in quantum interferometer experiments are also calculated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1964-1970
Number of pages7
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


Dive into the research topics of 'Post-Newtonian effects of gravity on quantum interferometry'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this