University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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Maxwell-Chern-Simons hydrodynamics for the chiral magnetic effect

                                                       

by Sener Ozonder, Phys. Rev. C 81, 062201(R) (2010).

The rate of vacuum-changing topological solutions of the gluon field, sphalerons, is estimated to be large at the typical temperatures of heavy-ion collisions, particularly at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider. Such windings in the gluon field are expected to produce parity-odd bubbles, which cause separation of positively and negatively charged quarks along the axis of the external magnetic field. This chiral magnetic effect can be mimicked by Chern-Simons modified electromagnetism. Here we present a model of relativistic hydrodynamics including the effects of axial anomalies via the Chern-Simons term.

More information at http://prc.aps.org/abstract/PRC/v81/i6/e062201