A1 Journal article (refereed)
Linearly polarized gluons and axial charge fluctuations in the glasma (2018)

Lappi, T., & Schlichting, S. (2018). Linearly polarized gluons and axial charge fluctuations in the glasma. Physical Review D, 97(3), Article 034034. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.97.034034

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All authors or editorsLappi, Tuomas; Schlichting, Sören

Journal or seriesPhysical Review D



Publication year2018


Issue number3

Article number034034

PublisherAmerican Physical Society

Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOpenly available

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Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/57290

Web address where publication is availablehttps://arxiv.org/abs/1708.08625


We calculate the one- and two-point correlation functions of the energy density and the divergence of the Chern-Simons current in the nonequilibrium glasma state formed in a high-energy nuclear collision. We show that the latter depends on the difference of the total and linearly polarized gluon transverse momentum distributions. Since the divergence of the Chern-Simons current provides the source of axial charge, we infer information about the statistical properties of axial charge production at early times. We further develop a simple phenomenological model to characterize axial charge distributions in terms of distributions of the energy density.

Keywordsparticles (matter)quarksionsnuclear physicsquark-gluon plasma

Free keywordsparticle production; relativistic heavy-ion collisions

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Reporting Year2018

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