Quantum kinetic equation in the rotating frame and chiral kinetic theory

Dayı Ö. F., Kilincarslan E.

PHYSICAL REVIEW D, vol.98, no.8, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 98 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1103/physrevd.98.081701
  • Journal Name: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


A modified quantum kinetic equation which takes account of the noninertial features of rotating frame is proposed. The vector and axial-vector field components of the Wigner function for chiral fluids are worked out in a semiclassical scheme. It is demonstrated that the chiral currents and energy-momentum tensor computed by means of them are consistent with the hydrodynamical results. A new semiclassical covariant chiral transport equation is established by inspecting the equations satisfied by the chiral vector fields. It uniquely provides a new three-dimensional semiclassical chiral kinetic theory possessing a Coriolis force term. The particle number and current densities deduced from this transport equation satisfy the anomalous continuity equation and generate the magnetic and vortical effects correctly.