Campus Units

Physics and Astronomy

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

6-2018

Journal or Book Title

Physical Review C

Volume

97

Issue

6

First Page

064914

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevC.97.064914

Abstract

The chiral magnetic effect (CME)—the separation of positive and negative electric charges along the direction of the external magnetic field in quark-gluon plasma and other topologically nontrivial media—is a consequence of the coupling of electrodynamics to the topological gluon field fluctuations that form metastable CP-odd domains. In phenomenological models it is usually assumed that the domains are uniform and the influence of the domain walls on the electric current flow is not essential. This article challenges the latter assumption. A simple model consisting of a uniform spherical domain in a uniform time-dependent magnetic field is introduced and analytically solved. It is shown that (i) no electric current flows into or out of the domain; (ii) the charge separation current, viz. the total electric current flowing inside the domain in the external field direction, is a dissipative Ohm current; (iii) the CME effect can be produced either by the anomalous current or by the boundary conditions on the domain wall; and (iv) the charge separation current oscillates in plasma long after the external field decays. These properties are qualitatively different from the CME in an infinite medium.

Comments

This article is published as Tuchin, Kirill. "Impact of domain walls on the chiral magnetic effect in hot QCD matter." Physical Review C 97, no. 6 (2018): 064914. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.97.064914. Posted with permission.

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American Physical Society

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