Chiral Hall effect and chiral electric waves

Shi Pu, Shang Yu Wu, Di-Lun Yang

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We investigate the vector and axial currents induced by external electromagnetic fields and chemical potentials in chiral systems at finite temperature. Similar to the normal Hall effect, we find that an axial Hall current is generated in the presence of the electromagnetic fields along with an axial chemical potential, which may be dubbed as the "chiral Hall effect" (CHE). The CHE is related to the interactions of chiral fermions and exists with a nonzero axial chemical potential. We argue that the CHE could lead to nontrivial charge distributions at different rapidity in asymmetric heavy ion collisions. Moreover, we study the chiral electric waves led by the fluctuations of the vector and axial chemical potentials along with the chiral electric separation effect, where a density wave propagates along the applied electric field. Combining with the normal/chiral Hall effects, the fluctuations of chemical potentials thus result in Hall density waves. The Hall density waves may survive even at zero chemical potentials and become nondissipative. We further study the transport coefficients including the Hall conductivities, damping times, wave velocities, and diffusion constants of chiral electric waves in a strongly coupled plasma via the AdS/CFT correspondence.

Original languageEnglish
Article number025011
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume91
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 14
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

Hall effect
electromagnetic fields
strongly coupled plasmas
Hall currents
vector currents
ionic collisions
charge distribution
transport properties
fermions
damping
conductivity
electric fields
interactions
temperature

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

Cite this

Chiral Hall effect and chiral electric waves. / Pu, Shi; Wu, Shang Yu; Yang, Di-Lun.

In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, Vol. 91, No. 2, 025011, 14.01.2015.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{8dabe72fee324fa3b692147a808c3ab1,
title = "Chiral Hall effect and chiral electric waves",
abstract = "We investigate the vector and axial currents induced by external electromagnetic fields and chemical potentials in chiral systems at finite temperature. Similar to the normal Hall effect, we find that an axial Hall current is generated in the presence of the electromagnetic fields along with an axial chemical potential, which may be dubbed as the {"}chiral Hall effect{"} (CHE). The CHE is related to the interactions of chiral fermions and exists with a nonzero axial chemical potential. We argue that the CHE could lead to nontrivial charge distributions at different rapidity in asymmetric heavy ion collisions. Moreover, we study the chiral electric waves led by the fluctuations of the vector and axial chemical potentials along with the chiral electric separation effect, where a density wave propagates along the applied electric field. Combining with the normal/chiral Hall effects, the fluctuations of chemical potentials thus result in Hall density waves. The Hall density waves may survive even at zero chemical potentials and become nondissipative. We further study the transport coefficients including the Hall conductivities, damping times, wave velocities, and diffusion constants of chiral electric waves in a strongly coupled plasma via the AdS/CFT correspondence.",
author = "Shi Pu and Wu, {Shang Yu} and Di-Lun Yang",
year = "2015",
month = "1",
day = "14",
doi = "10.1103/PhysRevD.91.025011",
language = "English",
volume = "91",
journal = "Physical review D: Particles and fields",
issn = "1550-7998",
publisher = "American Institute of Physics",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Chiral Hall effect and chiral electric waves

AU - Pu, Shi

AU - Wu, Shang Yu

AU - Yang, Di-Lun

PY - 2015/1/14

Y1 - 2015/1/14

N2 - We investigate the vector and axial currents induced by external electromagnetic fields and chemical potentials in chiral systems at finite temperature. Similar to the normal Hall effect, we find that an axial Hall current is generated in the presence of the electromagnetic fields along with an axial chemical potential, which may be dubbed as the "chiral Hall effect" (CHE). The CHE is related to the interactions of chiral fermions and exists with a nonzero axial chemical potential. We argue that the CHE could lead to nontrivial charge distributions at different rapidity in asymmetric heavy ion collisions. Moreover, we study the chiral electric waves led by the fluctuations of the vector and axial chemical potentials along with the chiral electric separation effect, where a density wave propagates along the applied electric field. Combining with the normal/chiral Hall effects, the fluctuations of chemical potentials thus result in Hall density waves. The Hall density waves may survive even at zero chemical potentials and become nondissipative. We further study the transport coefficients including the Hall conductivities, damping times, wave velocities, and diffusion constants of chiral electric waves in a strongly coupled plasma via the AdS/CFT correspondence.

AB - We investigate the vector and axial currents induced by external electromagnetic fields and chemical potentials in chiral systems at finite temperature. Similar to the normal Hall effect, we find that an axial Hall current is generated in the presence of the electromagnetic fields along with an axial chemical potential, which may be dubbed as the "chiral Hall effect" (CHE). The CHE is related to the interactions of chiral fermions and exists with a nonzero axial chemical potential. We argue that the CHE could lead to nontrivial charge distributions at different rapidity in asymmetric heavy ion collisions. Moreover, we study the chiral electric waves led by the fluctuations of the vector and axial chemical potentials along with the chiral electric separation effect, where a density wave propagates along the applied electric field. Combining with the normal/chiral Hall effects, the fluctuations of chemical potentials thus result in Hall density waves. The Hall density waves may survive even at zero chemical potentials and become nondissipative. We further study the transport coefficients including the Hall conductivities, damping times, wave velocities, and diffusion constants of chiral electric waves in a strongly coupled plasma via the AdS/CFT correspondence.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84921507588&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84921507588&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.025011

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.91.025011

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84921507588

VL - 91

JO - Physical review D: Particles and fields

JF - Physical review D: Particles and fields

SN - 1550-7998

IS - 2

M1 - 025011

ER -