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Abstract: We develop a theory of photo-induced drift of chiral molecules or smallparticles in classical buffer gases. In the absence of a magnetic field thereexists a flux of chiral molecules, provided the electromagnetic field iscircularly polarized. It has opposite signs for different chiral isomers. Inthe presence of a magnetic field the flux can be also induced by a linearlypolarized or unpolarized electromagnetic field. The magnitude of the flux isnot proportional to either linear or orbital momentum of the electromagneticfield.



Author: B. Spivak, A. V. Andreev

Source: https://arxiv.org/







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