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Advances in High Energy Physics

Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 185169, 7 pages

http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/185169
Research Article

The Statistical Properties of Spin-One DKP Oscillator under an External Magnetic Field in Noncommutative Space

Physics Department, Semnan University, Semnan, Iran

Received 30 January 2014; Revised 27 March 2014; Accepted 14 April 2014; Published 22 May 2014

Academic Editor: Chao-Qiang Geng

Copyright © 2014 S. Hassanabadi and M. Ghominejad. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The publication of this article was funded by SCOAP3.

Abstract

The spin-one Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau oscillator in uniform magnetic field is studied in noncommutative formalism. The corresponding energy is obtained and thereby the corresponding thermal properties are obtained for both commutative and noncommutative cases.

1. Introduction

The first-order relativistic Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau (DKP) equation has been frequently used to study interactions of spin-one/zero particles [1] in various studies of particle physics. As typical examples, DKP equation has been also used to study deuteron-nucleus scattering [2],   -nucleus elastic scattering, meson-nuclear interaction [3, 4], and the scattering of K+ nucleus in the presence of an Aharonov-Bohm potential [5].

On the other hand, we have motivating evidences that we have to work on the noncommutative (NC) formulation of quantum mechanics where the position or momentum operators have nonvanishing commutations. During the past years, some important problems have been investigated in the NC formalism [611]. Typical examples of such cases include an open string attached to -branes in the presence of background B-field inducing noncommutativity in its both end points [1215], the quantum Hall effect [16] and the DKP oscillator [17]. The interface with solid-state physics and semiconductor theories are also studied in [1720].

Due to the physical significance of the magnetic field, Pacheco et al. studied the thermal properties of the one-dimensional Dirac oscillator problem [21, 22]. Although there are very recent papers which consider the NC DKP oscillator, no one, to our best knowledge, has discussed the corresponding thermodynamical properties. In our work, we investigate the spin-one DKP oscillator with the magnetic field in NC phase-space and search for the corresponding thermodynamical properties including partition function , mean internal energy , Helmholtz free energy , specific heat capacity , and entropy .

2. Noncommutative Quantum Mechanics

One way to deal with the NC space is to construct a new kind of field theory, changing the standard product of the fields by the star product (Weyl-Moyal) where is an antisymmetric matrix with real elements and represents the noncommutativity of the space. In (1), and are both infinitely differentiable functions [23] and the NC space corresponds to the commutation relations To map the ordinary quantum mechanics into its NC version, it is sufficient to imply the so-called Bopp-shift. The latter implies the transformation As we know, the DKP equation for free particles with spin-one and spin-zero is (in natural units ) where the DKP matrices satisfy the algebra Within the ten-dimensional representation of spin-one DKP equation, with the matrices being ones, , where is the Levi-Civita tensor,   matrices are ones, and , that is, . and , respectively, represent unit and null matrices and are ones [2427]. By considering a magnetic field of the form in the symmetric gauge , the momentum is transformed as . The DKP equation in -dimensions under a uniform magnetic field has the form where Combining the above equations, we have the system of equations

Assuming , from (9a)–(9k) we have

Equations (10a)–(10d), after some algebra, give To map the problem into the NC formulation, we consider which transform (11) into Proposing the well-known separation of variables followed by a transformation of the form , (13) gives where Proposing a change of variable of the form , (14) transforms into where To obtain the wave function, we simply use the parametric Nikiforov-Uvarov (NU) method from the Appendix. A simple comparison reveals the correspondence Using (20), the energy relation is found as or with

The partition function of the DKP oscillator at temperature is obtained from where and is the Boltzmann constant. All thermodynamical quantities of a physical system are obtained through the partition function [28]. We start with the Helmholtz free energy which is defined as Once the Helmholtz free energy is obtained, other statistical quantities are obtained in a straightforward manner. The mean energy and the specific heat capacity at constant volume are respectively given by

Entropy is related to the other quantities with the relations Accordingly, the NC DKP oscillator partition function is By using the Euler-Maclaurin integration formula [29] (see Appendix B) and after a simple calculation, we calculate the partition function as where . We can extend DKP oscillator partition function to an -body system (without any interaction between the ingredients) via .

3. Conclusion

We obtained the statistical quantities of the charged DKP oscillator in a uniform magnetic field in the NC space in -dimensions in an exact analytical manner and thereby the effect of the noncommutative parameter on the thermal properties was obtained. Tables 1 and 2 give the energies in both commutative and NC cases. In Figure 1, we have depicted the energy ( ) of the relativistic spin-one bosons as a function of . We see that the effect of the NC parameter on the energy levels is considerable. The thermodynamic quantities in the NC and commutative cases are, respectively, plotted in Figures 2 and 3. In Figure 2, the behavior of the partition function versus is plotted for various values of the magnetic field. It shows that with increasing the partition function has an increasing behavior. In Figure 3, where the Helmholtz free energy is plotted versus , it is seen that the energy decreases in a nearly linear behavior for increasing .

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Table 1: Energy spectra for various quantum numbers for , and in noncommutative case.
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Table 2: Energy spectra for various quantum numbers for , and for commutative space.
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Figure 1: The comparison of the for both commutative and noncommutative space.
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Figure 2: The comparison of the partition functions for both commutative and noncommutative cases.
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Figure 3: The comparison of the Helmholtz free energy for both commutative and noncommutative cases.

Appendices

A. The Parametric NU Method

The NU method, named after Nikiforov and Uvarov, can solve a wide class of ordinary differential equations at most of second order. It has been already applied to other wave equations of quantum mechanics including Schrödinger, Dirac, Klein-Gordon, and Duffin-Kemmer-Petiau (DKP) equations. Here, for the sake of simplicity, we use its parametric version which solves a second-order differential equation of the form [30, 31], In the NU method, the energy eigenvalues satisfy [30, 31] where

B. Formulation of Euler-Maclaurin

The partition function of the DKP oscillator is We should test the convergence of the series of (B.1). For that, we apply the integral test which shows that the series and the integral converge or diverge together. So, from (B.1), we can see that the function , where is a decreasing positive function, and the integral is convergent. In order to evaluate this function, we use the Euler-Maclaurin formula defined as follows: Here, are the Bernoulli numbers, . In our case, we have used Using above equations (B.4), (B.5), and (B.6), the partition function can be then written as

Conflict of Interests

The authors declare that there is no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.

Acknowledgment

We wish to give our sincere gratitude to the referee for his technical comments.

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