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Title: Chiral Anomalous Dispersion

The linearized Einstein equation describing graviton propagation through a chiral medium appears to be helicity dependent. We analyze features of the corresponding spectrum in a collision-less regime above a flat background. In the long wave-length limit, circularly polarized metric perturbations travel with a helicity dependent group velocity that can turn negative giving rise to a new type of an anomalous dispersion. We further show that this chiral anomalous dispersion is a general feature of polarized modes propagating through chiral plasmas extending our result to the electromagnetic sector.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  2. Inst. for Nuclear Theory, Seattle, WA (United States); Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States)
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-17-31502
Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Grant/Contract Number:
AC52-06NA25396
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of High Energy Physics (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of High Energy Physics (Online); Journal Volume: 2018; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1029-8479
Publisher:
Springer Berlin
Research Org:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Atomic and Nuclear Physics
OSTI Identifier:
1423982