The chiral heat effect

Taro Kimura, Tatsuma Nishioka

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We consider the thermal response of a (3 + 1)-dimensional theory with a chiral anomaly on a curved space motivated by the chiral magnetic effect. We find a new phenomenon, called the chiral heat effect, such that the thermal current is induced transverse to a gradient of the temperature even on a flat space. We study a similar topological effect on the spacetime with a torsion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1009-1017
Number of pages9
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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