Event-by-event fluctuations of magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions

  title={Event-by-event fluctuations of magnetic and electric fields in heavy ion collisions},
  author={Adam Bzdak and Vladimir V. Skokov},
  journal={Physics Letters B},
Abstract We show that fluctuating proton positions in the colliding nuclei generate, on the event-by-event basis, very strong magnetic and electric fields in the direction both parallel and perpendicular to the reaction plane. The magnitude of E and B fields in each event is of the order of m π 2 ≈ 10 18 Gauss. Implications on the observation of electric dipole in heavy ion collisions is discussed, and the possibility of measuring the electric conductivity of the hot medium is pointed out. 

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