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Title: Status of the chiral magnetic effect and collisions of isobars

Abstract

Here, we examine the current theoretical and experimental status of the chiral magnetic effect. We discuss possible future strategies for resolving uncertainties in interpretation including recommendations for theoretical work, recommendations for measurements based on data collected in the past five years, and recommendations for beam use in the coming years of RHIC. We then investigate the case for colliding nuclear isobars (nuclei with the same mass but different charge) and find the case compelling. We recommend that a program of nuclear isobar collisions to isolate the chiral magnetic effect from background sources be placed as a high priority item in the strategy for completing the RHIC mission.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [2];  [1];  [4];  [5];  [6]
  1. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). Nuclear Science Division
  2. Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA (United States). Dept. of Physics
  3. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center
  4. Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI (United States)
  5. Univ. of California, Los Angeles, CA (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy
  6. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center; Univ. of Illinois, Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center; Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1399665
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1408442
Report Number(s):
BNL-114358-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 1674-1137; TRN: US1702848
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Chinese Physics. C, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1674-1137
Publisher:
IOP Publishing
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; chiral magnetic effect; heavy ion collisions; QCD; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS

Citation Formats

Koch, Volker, Schlichting, Soeren, Skokov, Vladimir, Sorensen, Paul, Thomas, Jim, Voloshin, Sergei, Wang, Gang, and Yee, Ho-Ung. Status of the chiral magnetic effect and collisions of isobars. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1088/1674-1137/41/7/072001.
Koch, Volker, Schlichting, Soeren, Skokov, Vladimir, Sorensen, Paul, Thomas, Jim, Voloshin, Sergei, Wang, Gang, & Yee, Ho-Ung. Status of the chiral magnetic effect and collisions of isobars. United States. doi:10.1088/1674-1137/41/7/072001.
Koch, Volker, Schlichting, Soeren, Skokov, Vladimir, Sorensen, Paul, Thomas, Jim, Voloshin, Sergei, Wang, Gang, and Yee, Ho-Ung. Sun . "Status of the chiral magnetic effect and collisions of isobars". United States. doi:10.1088/1674-1137/41/7/072001. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1399665.
@article{osti_1399665,
title = {Status of the chiral magnetic effect and collisions of isobars},
author = {Koch, Volker and Schlichting, Soeren and Skokov, Vladimir and Sorensen, Paul and Thomas, Jim and Voloshin, Sergei and Wang, Gang and Yee, Ho-Ung},
abstractNote = {Here, we examine the current theoretical and experimental status of the chiral magnetic effect. We discuss possible future strategies for resolving uncertainties in interpretation including recommendations for theoretical work, recommendations for measurements based on data collected in the past five years, and recommendations for beam use in the coming years of RHIC. We then investigate the case for colliding nuclear isobars (nuclei with the same mass but different charge) and find the case compelling. We recommend that a program of nuclear isobar collisions to isolate the chiral magnetic effect from background sources be placed as a high priority item in the strategy for completing the RHIC mission.},
doi = {10.1088/1674-1137/41/7/072001},
journal = {Chinese Physics. C, High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics},
number = 7,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017},
month = {Sun Apr 30 00:00:00 EDT 2017}
}

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