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Title: Anomalous transport and generalized axial charge

Abstract

For this article, we continue studying the modification of the axial charge in chiral media by macroscopic helicities. Recently it was shown that magnetic reconnections result in a persistent current of zero mode along flux tubes. Here we argue that in general a change in the helical part of the generalized axial charge results in the same phenomenon. Thus one may say that there is a novel realization of chiral effects requiring no initial chiral asymmetry. The transfer of flow helicity to zero modes is analyzed in a toy model based on a vortex reconnection in a chiral superfluid. Then, we discuss the balance between the two competing processes effect of reconnections and the chiral instability on the example of magnetic helicity. We argue that in the general case there is a possibility for the distribution of the axial charge between the magnetic and fermionic forms at the end of the instability.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States). Dept. of Physics; Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Center for Theoretical Physics
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Science Foundation (NSF); Russian Foundation for Basic Research; Russian Science Foundation
OSTI Identifier:
1372724
Grant/Contract Number:  
sc0011090; PHY-1620542; 17-02-01108; 16-12-10059
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review D Journal Volume: 96 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Kirilin, Vladimir P., and Sadofyev, Andrey V. Anomalous transport and generalized axial charge. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.016019.
Kirilin, Vladimir P., & Sadofyev, Andrey V. Anomalous transport and generalized axial charge. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.016019.
Kirilin, Vladimir P., and Sadofyev, Andrey V. Tue . "Anomalous transport and generalized axial charge". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.96.016019.
@article{osti_1372724,
title = {Anomalous transport and generalized axial charge},
author = {Kirilin, Vladimir P. and Sadofyev, Andrey V.},
abstractNote = {For this article, we continue studying the modification of the axial charge in chiral media by macroscopic helicities. Recently it was shown that magnetic reconnections result in a persistent current of zero mode along flux tubes. Here we argue that in general a change in the helical part of the generalized axial charge results in the same phenomenon. Thus one may say that there is a novel realization of chiral effects requiring no initial chiral asymmetry. The transfer of flow helicity to zero modes is analyzed in a toy model based on a vortex reconnection in a chiral superfluid. Then, we discuss the balance between the two competing processes effect of reconnections and the chiral instability on the example of magnetic helicity. We argue that in the general case there is a possibility for the distribution of the axial charge between the magnetic and fermionic forms at the end of the instability.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.96.016019},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 1,
volume = 96,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Jul 25 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Tue Jul 25 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

Journal Article:
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Publisher's Version of Record at 10.1103/PhysRevD.96.016019

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