Laminar and turbulent dynamos in chiral magnetohydrodynamics-I: Theory Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract: The magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) description of plasmas with relativistic particles necessarily includes an additional new field, the chiral chemical potential associated with the axial charge (ie, the number difference between right-and left-handed relativistic fermions). This chiral chemical potential gives rise to a contribution to the electric current density of the plasma (chiral magnetic effect). We present a self-consistent treatment of the chiral MHD equations, which include the back-reaction of the magnetic field on a chiral …

publication date

  • April 30, 2017