5-11 February 2017
Hyatt Regency Chicago
America/Chicago timezone

Anomalous transport model study of chiral magnetic effects in heavy ion collisions

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2h 30m
Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency Chicago

151 East Wacker Drive Chicago, Illinois, USA, 60601
Board: C14


Yifeng Sun (Texas A&M University)


Using an anomalous transport model for massless quarks and antiquarks, we study the effect of magnetic field on the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks in relativistic heavy ion collisions. With initial conditions from a blast wave model and assuming that the strong magnetic field produced in non-central heavy ion collisions can last for a sufficiently long time, we obtain an appreciable electric quadrupole moment in the transverse plane of a heavy ion collision. In the absence of the Lorentz force and assuming that the quark-antiquark scattering is dominated by the chirality changing channel, the electric quadrupole moment subsequently leads to a splitting between the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks, as expected from the chiral magnetic wave formed in the produced QGP and observed in experiments at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC).

Collaboration Not applicable
Preferred Track QCD at High Temperature

Primary author

Yifeng Sun (Texas A&M University)


Dr Feng Li (Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Study)

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