Physics and Astronomy
Journal or Book Title
Physical Review D
A significant contribution to the electromagnetic radiation by a fast electric charge moving in anisotropic chiral matter arises from spontaneous photon radiation due to the chiral anomaly. While such a process, also known as the “vacuum Cherenkov radiation,” is forbidden in the QED vacuum, it can occur in chiral matter, where it is more appropriate to call it the “chiral Cherenkov radiation.” Its contribution to the radiation spectrum is of order α2 compared to α3 of the bremsstrahlung. I derive the frequency spectrum and the angular distribution of this radiation in the high energy limit. The quantum effects due to the hard photon emission and the fermion mass are taken into account. The obtained spectra are analyzed in the case the quark-gluon plasma and a Weyl semimetal.
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American Physical Society
Tuchin, Kirill, "Chiral Cherenkov and chiral transition radiation in anisotropic matter" (2018). Physics and Astronomy Publications. 489.