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Knotted solutions of the Maxwell equations in vaccum



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Fernández-Rañada, Antonio (1990) Knotted solutions of the Maxwell equations in vaccum. Journal of Physics A-Mathematical and General, 23 (16). L815-L820. ISSN 0305-4470

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0305-4470/23/16/007



It is shown that there exist electromagnetic knots, which are standard electromagnetic fields in which any pair of magnetic lines whatsoever (or of electric lines) are linked and the magnetic helicity has the value ƒ A * B d^(3)r = na, "n" being a topological constant of the motion given by a Hopf index and B a certain action constant. A family of n = 1 knots is obtained, the projection of spin on three-momentum being equal to a.

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© 1990 IOP Publishing Ltd. This work has been partly supported by CICYT (Comisidn Interministerial de Ciencia y Tecnologia) under grant PB86.0005.

Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Electricity
Sciences > Physics > Electronics
ID Code:25215
Deposited On:06 May 2014 08:15
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:58

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