Anomalous transport model study of chiral magnetic effects in heavy ion collisions Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 American Physical Society. Using an anomalous transport model for massless quarks and antiquarks, we study the effect of a magnetic field on the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks in relativistic heavy ion collisions. With initial conditions from a blast wave model and assuming that the strong magnetic field produced in noncentral heavy ion collisions can last for a sufficiently long time, we obtain an appreciable electric quadrupole moment in the transverse plane of a heavy ion collision. The electric quadrupole moment subsequently leads to a splitting between the elliptic flows of quarks and antiquarks. The slope of the charge asymmetry dependence of the elliptic flow difference between positively and negatively charged particles is positive, which is expected from the chiral magnetic wave formed in the produced QGP and observed in experiments at the BNL Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, only if the Lorentz force acting on the charged particles is neglected and the quark-antiquark scattering is assumed to be dominated by the chirality changing channel.

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altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Sun, Y., Ko, C. M., & Li, F.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Sun, Yifeng||Ko, Che Ming||Li, Feng

publication date

  • October 2016