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ICMT Seminar: "Chiral Kinetic Theory"

Event Type
Dept. of Physics
190 ESB
Feb 25, 2013   12:00 pm  
Misha Stephanov (Univ. of Illinois, Chicago)
Originating Calendar
Physics - Institute for Condensed Matter Theory Seminar

A chiral (parity violating) system can generate a current in response to applied magnetic field or rotation. The physics of such nondissipative currents has attracted much theoretical and experimental interest recently. To shed light on the microscopic origin of such effects and their relation to chiral anomaly we derive the non-equilibrium classical kinetic equation for massless chiral particles. We show that Berry monopole appearing at the origin of the momentum space due to level crossing is responsible for chiral magnetic and vortical effects.

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