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Title: The charmonium dissociation in an ''anomalous wind''

We study the charmonium dissociation in a strongly coupled chiral plasma in the presence of magnetic field and axial charge imbalance. This type of plasma carries "anomalous flow" induced by the chiral anomaly and exhibits novel transport phenomena such as chiral magnetic effect. We found that the "anomalous flow" would modify the charmonium color screening length by using the gauge/gravity correspondence. We derive an analytical expression quantifying the "anomalous flow" experienced by a charmonium for a large class of chiral plasma with a gravity dual. We elaborate on the similarity and it qualitative difference between anomalous effects on the charmonium color screening length which are model-dependent and those on the heavy quark drag force which are fixed by the second law of thermodynamics. As a result, we speculate on the possible charmonium dissociation induced by the chiral anomaly in heavy ion collisions.
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States); ITEP, Moscow (Russia)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479; arXiv:1510.06760v2
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0011090; SC00112704
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2016; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA (United States); Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; quark-gluon plasma; holography and quark-gluon plasmas; anomalies in field and string theories; 73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS
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Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1253275