A1 Journal article (refereed)
Chirality transfer and chiral turbulence in gauge theories (2021)

Mace, Mark; Mueller, Niklas; Schlichting, Sören; Sharma, Sayantan (2021). Chirality transfer and chiral turbulence in gauge theories. Nuclear Physics A, 1005, 121874. DOI: 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2020.121874

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All authors or editors: Mace, Mark; Mueller, Niklas; Schlichting, Sören; Sharma, Sayantan

Journal or series: Nuclear Physics A

ISSN: 0375-9474

eISSN: 1873-1554

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 1005

Article number: 121874

Publisher: Elsevier BV

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2020.121874

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Web address of parallel published publication (pre-print): https://arxiv.org/abs/2003.00763

Additional information: Part of special issue:
The 28th International Conference on Ultra-relativistic Nucleus-Nucleus Collisions: Quark Matter 2019
Edited by Feng Liu, Enke Wang, Xin-Nian Wang, Nu Xu, Ben-Wei Zhang


Chirality transfer between fermions and gauge fields plays a crucial role for understanding the dynamics of anomalous transport phenomena such as the Chiral Magnetic Effect. In this proceeding we present a first principles study of these processes based on classical-statistical real-time lattice simulations of strongly coupled QED (e2Nf = 64). Our simulations demonstrate that a chirality imbalance in the fermion sector triggers chiral plasma instabilities in the gauge field sector, which ultimately lead to the generation of long range helical magnetic fields via an self-similar turbulent cascade of the magnetic helicity.

Keywords: particle physics; nuclear physics

Free keywords: chirality transfer; chiral plasma instabilities; chiral turbulence; magnetogensis

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