Anomalous plasma: chiral magnetic effect and all that

  title={Anomalous plasma: chiral magnetic effect and all that},
  author={Igor A. Shovkovy},
Chiral anomalous effects in relativistic plasmas are reviewed. The essence of chiral separation and chiral magnetic effects is explained in simple terms. Qualitative differences between the two phenomena, both of which are triggered by background electromagnetic fields, are high-lighted. It is shown how an interplay of the chiral separation and chiral magnetic effects could lead to a new collective plasma mode, called the chiral magnetic wave. It is argued that the chiral magnetic wave is overdamped… 
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