Strongly Interacting Matter in Magnetic Fields

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Dmitri Kharzeev, Karl Landsteiner, Andreas Schmitt, Ho-Ung Yee
Springer, Jul 8, 2014 - Science - 624 pages

The physics of strongly interacting matter in an external magnetic field is presently emerging as a topic of great cross-disciplinary interest for particle, nuclear, astro- and condensed matter physicists.

It is known that strong magnetic fields are created in heavy ion collisions, an insight that has made it possible to study a variety of surprising and intriguing phenomena that emerge from the interplay of quantum anomalies, the topology of non-Abelian gauge fields, and the magnetic field. In particular, the non-trivial topological configurations of the gluon field induce a non-dissipative electric current in the presence of a magnetic field. These phenomena have led to an extended formulation of relativistic hydrodynamics, called chiral magnetohydrodynamics.

Hitherto unexpected applications in condensed matter physics include graphene and topological insulators. Other fields of application include astrophysics, where strong magnetic fields exist in magnetars and pulsars.

Last but not least, an important new theoretical tool that will be revisited and which made much of the progress surveyed in this book possible is the holographic principle - the correspondence between quantum field theory and gravity in extra dimensions.

Edited and authored by the pioneers and leading experts in this newly emerging field, this book offers a valuable resource for a broad community of physicists and graduate students.

 

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Contents

Strongly Interacting Matter in Magnetic Fields A Guide to This Volume
1
Magnetic Catalysis A Review
13
Inverse Magnetic Catalysis in Field Theory and GaugeGravity Duality
50
Quark Matter in a Strong Magnetic Background
87
Thermal Chiral and Deconfining Transitions in the Presence of a Magnetic Background
121
Electromagnetic Superconductivity of Vacuum Induced by Strong Magnetic Field
142
Lattice QCD Simulations in External Background Fields
181
POdd Fluctuations in Heavy Ion Collisions Deformed QCD as a Toy Model
209
A Chiral Magnetic Effect from AdSCFT with Flavor
340
Lattice Studies of Magnetic Phenomena in HeavyIon Collisions
377
Chiral Magnetic Effect on the Lattice
387
Magnetism in Dense Quark Matter
398
Anomalous Transport from Kubo Formulae
433
Quantum Criticality via Magnetic Branes
469
ChargeDependent Correlations in Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions and the Chiral Magnetic Effect
503
Holography Fractionalization and Magnetic Fields
537

Views of the Chiral Magnetic Effect
241
The Chiral Magnetic Effect and Axial Anomalies
261
Chiral Magnetic Effect in Hydrodynamic Approximation
295
Remarks on Decay of Defects with Internal Degrees of Freedom
331
Holographic Description of Strongly Correlated Electrons in External Magnetic Fields
555
A Review of Magnetic Phenomena in ProbeBrane Holographic Matter
591
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