Chiral Torsional Effect

Z. V. Khaidukov, M. A. Zubkov

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We propose the new nondissipative transport effect—the appearance of axial current of thermal quasiparticles in the presence of background gravity with torsion. For the non-interacting model of massless Dirac fermions, the response of the axial current to torsion is derived. The chiral vortical effect appears to be the particular case of the chiral torsional effect. The proposed effect may be observed in the condensed matter systems with emergent relativistic invariance (Weyl/Dirac semimetals and the 3 He-A superfluid).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)670-674
Number of pages5
JournalJETP Letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2018


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