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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2020, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (9): 90 doi: 10.1007/s41365-020-00801-x

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Recent developments in chiral and spin polarization effects in heavy ion collisions

Jian-Hua Gao1 • Guo-Liang Ma2 • Shi Pu3 • Qun Wang3   

  1. 1 Shandong Key Laboratory of Optical Astronomy and SolarTerrestrial Environment, School of Space Science and Physics, Institute of Space Sciences, Shandong University, Weihai 264209, China
    2 Key Laboratory of Nuclear Physics and Ion-Beam Application (MOE), Institute of Modern Physics, Fudan University, Shanghai 200433, China
    3 Department of Modern Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei 230026, China
  • Received:2020-05-14 Revised:2020-07-13 Accepted:2020-09-13
  • Contact: Shi Pu
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    This work was supported in part by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Nos. 11890713, 11890714, 11835002, 11961131011, 11421505, 11535012 and 11890713) and the Strategic Priority Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Nos. XDB34030202 and XDB34030102).
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Jian-Hua Gao, Guo-Liang Ma, Shi Pu, Qun Wang. Recent developments in chiral and spin polarization effects in heavy ion collisions.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2020, 31(9): 90     doi: 10.1007/s41365-020-00801-x

Abstract: We give a brief overview of recent theoretical and experimental results on the chiral magnetic effect and spin polarization effect in heavy-ion collisions. We present updated experimental results for the chiral magnetic effect and related phenomena. The time evolution of the magnetic fields in different models is discussed. The newly developed quantum kinetic theory for massive fermions is reviewed. We present theoretical and experimental results for the polarization of K hyperons and the q00 value of vector mesons.

Key words: Relativistic heavy-ion collisions, Chiral magnetic effect, Chiral kinetic theory, Spin polarization