Chiral and gravitational anomalies on Fermi surfaces.

Abstract

A Fermi surface threaded by a Berry phase can be described by the Wess-Zumino-Witten term. After gauging, it produces a five-dimensional Chern-Simons term in the action. We show how this Chern-Simons term captures the essence of the Abelian, non-Abelian, and mixed gravitational anomalies in describing both in- and off-equilibrium phenomena. In particular… (More)

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