Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Nuclear Physics A
Magnetic field is unstable in a medium with time-independent chiral conductivity. Owing to the chiral anomaly, the electromagnetic field and the medium exchange helicity which results in time-evolution of the chiral conductivity. Using the fastest growing momentum and helicity state of the vector potential as an ansatz, the time-evolution of the chiral conductivity and magnetic field is solved analytically. The solution for the hot and cold equations of state shows that the magnetic field does not develop an instability due to helicity conservation. Moreover, as a function of time, it develops a peak only if a significant part of the initial helicity is stored in the medium. The initial helicity determines the height and position of the peak.
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.
Tuchin, Kirill, "Taming instability of magnetic field in chiral medium" (2018). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 472.