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Title: Quantized Chiral Magnetic Current from Reconnections of Magnetic Flux

We introduce a new mechanism for the chiral magnetic e ect that does not require an initial chirality imbalance. The chiral magnetic current is generated by reconnections of magnetic ux that change the magnetic helicity of the system. The resulting current is entirely determined by the change of magnetic helicity, and it is quantized.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Stony Brook Univ., NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1341640
Report Number(s):
BNL-113358-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007; R&D Project: PO-3; TRN: US1701354
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; DEFG-88ER40388; SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review Letters
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 117; Journal ID: ISSN 0031-9007
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; Riken BNL Research Center