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### Dirac's hole theory versus quantum field theory

Dirac's hole theory and quantum field theory are usually considered
equivalent to each other. For models of a certain type, however, the
equivalence may not hold as we discuss in this Letter. This problem is closely
related to the validity of the Pauli principle in intermediate states of
perturbation theory.Comment: No figure

### Validity of Feynman's prescription of disregarding the Pauli principle in intermediate states

Regarding the Pauli principle in quantum field theory and in many-body
quantum mechanics, Feynman advocated that Pauli's exclusion principle can be
completely ignored in intermediate states of perturbation theory. He observed
that all virtual processes (of the same order) that violate the Pauli principle
cancel out. Feynman accordingly introduced a prescription, which is to
disregard the Pauli principle in all intermediate processes. This ingeneous
trick is of crucial importance in the Feynman diagram technique. We show,
however, an example in which Feynman's prescription fails. This casts doubts on
the general validity of Feynman's prescription

### Two definitions of the electric polarizability of a bound system in relativistic quantum theory

For the electric polarizability of a bound system in relativistic quantum
theory, there are two definitions that have appeared in the literature. They
differ depending on whether or not the vacuum background is included in the
system. A recent confusion in this connection is clarified

### Analytical solution of the dynamical spherical MIT bag

We prove that when the bag surface is allowed to move radially, the equations
of motion derived from the MIT bag Lagrangian with massless quarks and a
spherical boundary admit only one solution, which corresponds to a bag
expanding at the speed of light. This result implies that some new physics
ingredients, such as coupling to meson fields, are needed to make the dynamical
bag a consistent model of hadrons.Comment: Revtex, no figures. Submitted to Journal of Physics

### Approximate Particle Number Projection for Rotating Nuclei

Pairing correlations in rotating nuclei are discussed within the
Lipkin-Nogami method. The accuracy of the method is tested for the
Krumlinde-Szyma\'nski R(5) model. The results of calculations are compared with
those obtained from the standard mean field theory and particle-number
projection method, and with exact solutions.Comment: 15 pages, 6 figures available on request, REVTEX3.

### Relativistic confinement of neutral fermions with a trigonometric tangent potential

The problem of neutral fermions subject to a pseudoscalar potential is
investigated. Apart from the solutions for $E=\pm mc^{2}$, the problem is
mapped into the Sturm-Liouville equation. The case of a singular trigonometric
tangent potential ($\sim \mathrm{tan} \gamma x$) is exactly solved and the
complete set of solutions is discussed in some detail. It is revealed that this
intrinsically relativistic and true confining potential is able to localize
fermions into a region of space arbitrarily small without the menace of
particle-antiparticle production.Comment: 12 page

### Nonlinear Conduction by Melting of Stripe-Type Charge Order in Organic Conductors with Triangular Lattices

We theoretically discuss the mechanism for the peculiar nonlinear conduction
in quasi-two-dimensional organic conductors \theta-(BEDT-TTF)2X
[BEDT-TTF=bis(ethylenedithio)tetrathiafulvalene] through the melting of
stripe-type charge order. An extended Peierls-Hubbard model attached to
metallic electrodes is investigated by a nonequilibrium Green's function
technique. A novel current-voltage characteristic appears in a coexistent state
of stripe-type and nonstripe 3-fold charge orders, where the applied bias melts
mainly the stripe-type charge order through the reduction of lattice
distortion, whereas the 3-fold charge order survives. These contrastive
responses of the two different charge orders are consistent with the
experimental observations.Comment: 5 pages, 4 figures, to appear in J. Phys. Soc. Jp

### Approximate particle number projection for finite range density dependent forces

The Lipkin-Nogami method is generalized to deal with finite range density
dependent forces. New expressions are derived and realistic calculations with
the Gogny force are performed for the nuclei $^{164}$Er and $^{168}$Er. The
sharp phase transition predicted by the mean field approximation is washed out
by the Lipkin-Nogami approach; a much better agreement with the experimental
data is reached with the new approach than with the Hartree-Fock_Bogoliubov
one, specially at high spins.Comment: 5 pages, RevTeX 3.0, 3 postscript figures included using uufiles.
Submitted to Phys. Rev. Let

### Dynamics of bright matter wave solitons in a quasi 1D Bose-Einstein condensate with a rapidly varying trap

The dynamics of a bright matter wave soliton in a quasi 1D Bose-Einstein
condensate with periodically rapidly varying trap is considered. The governing
equation is derived based on averaging over fast modulations of the
Gross-Pitaevskii (GP) equation. This equation has the form of GP equation with
effective potential of more complicated structure than unperturbed trap. For
the case of inverted (expulsive) quadratic trap corresponding to unstable GP
equation, the effective potential can be stable. For the bounded in space trap
potential it is showed that the bifurcation exists, i.e.,the single well
potential bifurcates to the triple well effective potential. Stabilization of
BEC cloud on-site state in the temporary modulated optical lattice is found.
(analogous to the Kapitza stabilization of the pendulum). The predictions of
the averaged GP equation are confirmed by the numerical simulations of GP
equation with rapid perturbations.Comment: 15 pages, 4 figure

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