Electric current induced by an external magnetic field in the presence of electroweak matter
Pushkov Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radiowave Propagation (IZMIRAN), Kaluzhskoe HWY 4, 108840 Troitsk, Moscow, Russia
2 Physics Faculty, National Research Tomsk State University, 36 Lenin Avenue, 634050 Tomsk, Russia
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Published online: 31 October 2018
We study the generation of an electric current, along the external magnetic field, of fermions, interacting by parity violating electroweak forces with background matter. First, we discuss the situation of massive particles with nonzero anomalous magnetic moments. We show that the induced current is vanishing for such particles in the state of equilibrium. Then, the case of massless fermions is studied. We demonstrate that the contribution of the electroweak interaction is washed out from the expression for the current, which turns out to coincide with the prediction of the chiral magnetic effect. Our results are compared with findings of other authors.
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