AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherAMER PHYSICAL SOC
CitationChiral Shock Waves 2017, 118 (18) Physical Review Letters
JournalPhysical Review Letters
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AbstractWe 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.
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SponsorsJSPS KAKENHI [16K17703]; MEXT-Supported Program for the Strategic Research Foundation at Private Universities, "Topological Science" [S1511006]; U.S. Department of Energy [DE-FG02-04ER41338]
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