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Title: On a chiral analog of the Einstein-de Haas effect

The Einstein-de Haas effect reveals a transfer of angular momentum from microscopic constituents (electrons) to a macroscopic body, but in the case of massless fermions, one could expect the transfer of the chirality of constituents to macroscopic helical motion. For such a picture to be consistent, the macroscopic helicity is to be conserved classically, to echo the conservation of the angular momentum of a rotating body. The helicity conservation would in turn impose constraints on hydrodynamics of chiral liquids (whose constituents are massless fermions). Essentially, the chiral liquids are dissipation-free, on the classical level. Reservations and alternatives to this scenario are discussed.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Institute for Theoretical and Experimental Physics (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22472375
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 120; Journal Issue: 3; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ANGULAR MOMENTUM; CHIRALITY; ELECTRONS; HELICITY; HYDRODYNAMICS; LIMITING VALUES; LIQUIDS; MASSLESS PARTICLES; SHUBNIKOV-DE HAAS EFFECT