Chiral Shock Waves

Srimoyee Sen, Naoki Yamamoto

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We study the shock waves in relativistic chiral matter. We argue that the conventional Rankine-Hugoinot relations are modified due to the presence of chiral transport phenomena. We show that the entropy discontinuity in a weak shock wave is quadratic in the pressure discontinuity when the effect of chiral transport becomes sufficiently large. We also show that rarefaction shock waves, which do not exist in usual nonchiral fluids, can appear in chiral matter. The direction of shock wave propagation is found to be completely determined by the direction of the vorticity and the chirality of fermions. These features are exemplified by shock propagation in dense neutrino matter in the hydrodynamic regime.

元の言語English
記事番号181601
ジャーナルPhysical Review Letters
118
発行部数18
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2017 5 3

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shock waves
discontinuity
shock wave propagation
rarefaction
chirality
vorticity
neutrinos
fermions
shock
hydrodynamics
entropy
propagation
fluids

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Chiral Shock Waves. / Sen, Srimoyee; Yamamoto, Naoki.

:: Physical Review Letters, 巻 118, 番号 18, 181601, 03.05.2017.

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Sen, Srimoyee ; Yamamoto, Naoki. / Chiral Shock Waves. :: Physical Review Letters. 2017 ; 巻 118, 番号 18.
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