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Title: Anomalous transport and generalized axial charge

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.
 [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:
Grant/Contract Number:
sc0011090; PHY-1620542; 17-02-01108; 16-12-10059
Publisher's Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 96; Journal Issue: 1; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2017-07-25 22:13:20; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
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
Country of Publication:
United States
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Gauge theories; Hydrodynamic instabilities; Quark-gluon plasma
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