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

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.
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  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
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Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 1674-1137; TRN: US1702848
Grant/Contract Number:
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
IOP Publishing
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; chiral magnetic effect; heavy ion collisions; QCD
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