Jul 5 – 12, 2017
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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Chiral Magnetic Effect in the Dirac-Heisenberg-Wigner formalism

Jul 7, 2017, 11:30 AM
Room Mangano (Palazzo del Casinò)

Room Mangano

Palazzo del Casinò

Parallel Talk Heavy Ion Physics Heavy ion physics


Peter Levai (MTA Wigner RCP)


The emergence of the Chiral Magnetic Effect (CME) and the related anomalous current is investigated using the real time Dirac-Heisenberg-Wigner formalism. This method is widely used for describing strong field physics and QED vacuum tunneling phenomena as well as pair-production in heavy-ion collisions. We extend earlier investigations of the CME in constant flux tube configuration by considering time dependent fields. In our model we can follow the formation of axial charge separation, formation of axial current and then the emergence of the anomalous electric current. Qualitative results are shown for special field configurations that help interpret the predictions of CME related effects in heavy-ion collisions in the RHIC Beam Energy Scan program.

Experimental Collaboration Theoretical Paper

Primary author

Peter Levai (MTA Wigner RCP)


Daniel Berenyi (Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HU))

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