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Title: Drag suppression in anomalous chiral media

Abstract

We study a heavy impurity moving longitudinal with the direction of an external magnetic field in an anomalous chiral medium. Such system would carry a non-dissipative current of chiral magnetic effect associated with the anomaly. We show, by generalizing Landau's criterion for super fluidity, that the "anomalous component" which gives rise to the anomalous transport will not contribute to the drag experienced by an impurity. We argue on a very general basis that those systems with a strong magnetic field would exhibit an interesting transport phenomenon$-$the motion of the heavy impurity is frictionless, in analogy to the case of a super fluid. Finally, we demonstrate and confirm our general results with two complementary examples: weakly coupled chiral fermion gases and strongly interacting chiral liquids.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States). Center for Theoretical Physics; Inst. of Theoretical and Experimental Physics (ITEP), Moscow (Russian Federation)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Dept. of Physics
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1338590
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1258316
Report Number(s):
BNL-112554-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ; R&D Project: KB0301020; KB0301020
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0012704; SC0011090; 16-12-10059
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 12; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Sadofyev, Andrey V., and Yin, Yi. Drag suppression in anomalous chiral media. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.125026.
Sadofyev, Andrey V., & Yin, Yi. Drag suppression in anomalous chiral media. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.125026.
Sadofyev, Andrey V., and Yin, Yi. Wed . "Drag suppression in anomalous chiral media". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.125026. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1338590.
@article{osti_1338590,
title = {Drag suppression in anomalous chiral media},
author = {Sadofyev, Andrey V. and Yin, Yi},
abstractNote = {We study a heavy impurity moving longitudinal with the direction of an external magnetic field in an anomalous chiral medium. Such system would carry a non-dissipative current of chiral magnetic effect associated with the anomaly. We show, by generalizing Landau's criterion for super fluidity, that the "anomalous component" which gives rise to the anomalous transport will not contribute to the drag experienced by an impurity. We argue on a very general basis that those systems with a strong magnetic field would exhibit an interesting transport phenomenon$-$the motion of the heavy impurity is frictionless, in analogy to the case of a super fluid. Finally, we demonstrate and confirm our general results with two complementary examples: weakly coupled chiral fermion gases and strongly interacting chiral liquids.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.93.125026},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 12,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {6}
}

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