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Title: Electromagnetic fields from quantum sources in heavy-ion collisions

Abstract

We compute the electromagnetic field created by an ultrarelativistic charged particle in vacuum at distances comparable to the particle Compton wavelength. The wave function of the particle is governed by the Klein-Gordon equation,for a scalar particle, or the Dirac equation, for a spin-half particle. The produced electromagnetic field is essentially different in magnitude and direction from the Coulomb field, induced by a classical point charge, due to the quantum diffusion effect. Therefore, a realistic computation of the electromagnetic field produced in heavy-ion collisions must be based upon the full quantum treatment of the valence quarks.

Authors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1501347
Grant/Contract Number:  
[FG02-87ER40371]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. A
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 967; Journal Issue: C]; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; Electromagnetic field; quantum diffusion

Citation Formats

Peroutka, B., and Tuchin, K. Electromagnetic fields from quantum sources in heavy-ion collisions. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2017.05.048.
Peroutka, B., & Tuchin, K. Electromagnetic fields from quantum sources in heavy-ion collisions. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2017.05.048.
Peroutka, B., and Tuchin, K. Mon . "Electromagnetic fields from quantum sources in heavy-ion collisions". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2017.05.048. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1501347.
@article{osti_1501347,
title = {Electromagnetic fields from quantum sources in heavy-ion collisions},
author = {Peroutka, B. and Tuchin, K.},
abstractNote = {We compute the electromagnetic field created by an ultrarelativistic charged particle in vacuum at distances comparable to the particle Compton wavelength. The wave function of the particle is governed by the Klein-Gordon equation,for a scalar particle, or the Dirac equation, for a spin-half particle. The produced electromagnetic field is essentially different in magnitude and direction from the Coulomb field, induced by a classical point charge, due to the quantum diffusion effect. Therefore, a realistic computation of the electromagnetic field produced in heavy-ion collisions must be based upon the full quantum treatment of the valence quarks.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2017.05.048},
journal = {Nuclear Physics. A},
number = [C],
volume = [967],
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {9}
}

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Fig. 1. Fig. 1. : Magnetic field B created by a single classical point charge moving along the z-axis with velocity v in vacuum as a function of impact parameter b (left panel) and time t (right panel), see Eq. (1).

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