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Title: Charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions

Abstract

Here, we investigate the charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions. We simulate the evolution of the expanding cooling droplet of strongly coupled plasma hydrodynamically, using the iEBE-VISHNU framework, and add the magnetic and electric fields as well as the electric currents they generate in a perturbative fashion. We confirm the previously reported effect of the electromagnetically induced currents, that is a charge-odd directed flow Δv1 that is odd in rapidity, noting that it is induced by magnetic fields (à la Faraday and Lorentz) and by electric fields (the Coulomb field from the charged spectators). In addition, we find a charge-odd Δv3 that is also odd in rapidity and that has a similar physical origin. We furthermore show that the electric field produced by the net charge density of the plasma drives rapidity-even charge-dependent contributions to the radial flow < pT > and the elliptic flow Δv2. Although their magnitudes are comparable to the charge-odd Δv1 and Δv3, they have a different physical origin, namely the Coulomb forces within the plasma.

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Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP)
OSTI Identifier:
1482286
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1484445; OSTI ID: 1635240
Report Number(s):
BNL-209638-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985; PRVCAN; 055201
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC0011090; FG-88ER40388; AC02-98CH10886; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review C
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Physical Review C Journal Volume: 98 Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 2469-9985
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; collective flow; particle correlations & fluctuations; relativistic heavy-ion collisions

Citation Formats

Gürsoy, Umut, Kharzeev, Dmitri, Marcus, Eric, Rajagopal, Krishna, and Shen, Chun. Charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.055201.
Gürsoy, Umut, Kharzeev, Dmitri, Marcus, Eric, Rajagopal, Krishna, & Shen, Chun. Charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.055201.
Gürsoy, Umut, Kharzeev, Dmitri, Marcus, Eric, Rajagopal, Krishna, and Shen, Chun. Thu . "Charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevC.98.055201.
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title = {Charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions},
author = {Gürsoy, Umut and Kharzeev, Dmitri and Marcus, Eric and Rajagopal, Krishna and Shen, Chun},
abstractNote = {Here, we investigate the charge-dependent flow induced by magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions. We simulate the evolution of the expanding cooling droplet of strongly coupled plasma hydrodynamically, using the iEBE-VISHNU framework, and add the magnetic and electric fields as well as the electric currents they generate in a perturbative fashion. We confirm the previously reported effect of the electromagnetically induced currents, that is a charge-odd directed flow Δv1 that is odd in rapidity, noting that it is induced by magnetic fields (à la Faraday and Lorentz) and by electric fields (the Coulomb field from the charged spectators). In addition, we find a charge-odd Δv3 that is also odd in rapidity and that has a similar physical origin. We furthermore show that the electric field produced by the net charge density of the plasma drives rapidity-even charge-dependent contributions to the radial flow < pT > and the elliptic flow Δv2. Although their magnitudes are comparable to the charge-odd Δv1 and Δv3, they have a different physical origin, namely the Coulomb forces within the plasma.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevC.98.055201},
journal = {Physical Review C},
number = 5,
volume = 98,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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