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Electric charge separation in strong transient magnetic fields

dc.contributor.author Asakawa, M
dc.contributor.author Majumder, A
dc.contributor.author Müller, B
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T17:27:46Z
dc.date.issued 2010-07-21
dc.identifier.issn 0556-2813
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10161/4262
dc.description.abstract We discuss various mechanisms for the creation of an asymmetric charge fluctuation with respect to the reaction plane among hadrons emitted in relativistic heavy-ion collisions. We show that such mechanisms exist in both the hadronic gas and the partonic phases of quantum chromodynamics. The mechanisms considered here all require the presence of a strong magnetic field (the "chiral magnetic effect"), but they do not involve parity or charge-parity violations. We analyze how a transient local electric current fluctuation generated by the chiral magnetic effect can dynamically evolve into an asymmetric charge distribution among final-state hadrons in momentum space. We estimate the magnitude of the event-by-event fluctuations of the final-state charge asymmetry owing to partonic and hadronic mechanisms. © 2010 The American Physical Society.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher American Physical Society (APS)
dc.relation.ispartof Physical Review C - Nuclear Physics
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1103/PhysRevC.81.064912
dc.title Electric charge separation in strong transient magnetic fields
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dc.type Journal article
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duke.date.pubdate 2010-6-30
duke.description.issue 6
duke.description.volume 81
dc.relation.journal Physical Review C
pubs.begin-page 64912
pubs.issue 6
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Physics
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 81
dc.identifier.eissn 1089-490X


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