Gibbs entropy from entanglement in electric quenches

  title={Gibbs entropy from entanglement in electric quenches},
  author={Adrien Florio and D. E. Kharzeev},
  journal={Physical Review D},
In quantum electrodynamics with charged chiral fermions, a background electric field is the source of the chiral anomaly which creates a chirally imbalanced state of fermions. This chiral state is realized through the production of entangled pairs of right-moving fermions and left-moving antifermions (or vice versa, depending on the orientation of the electric field). Here we show that the statistical Gibbs entropy associated with these pairs is equal to the entropy of entanglement between the… Expand

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