Kinetic theory and anomalous transports in the presence of nonabelian phase-space Berry curvatures

Tomoya Hayata, Yoshimasa Hidaka

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We study anomalous transport effects induced by the nonabelian Berry curvature. For that purpose we construct the kinetic theory in (2d)-dimensional phase space with abelian and nonabelian phase-space Berry curvatures. Then we calculate anomalous transport effects on the basis of the kinetic theory. As an example, we study anomalous charge and spin transport effects induced by the SU(2) Berry curvature such as the adiabatic spin pumping, the nonabelian chiral magnetic effect, and the spin analogue of the chiral magnetic effect. We also derive the topological effective theory to reproduce transport effects in insulators calculated from the kinetic theory. Such an effective theory is given by the nonabelian phase-space Chern-Simons theory.

Original languageEnglish
Article number073I01
JournalProgress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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