Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Effect of the magnetic field on the photon radiation from quark–gluon plasma in heavy ion collisions
L.D. Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics, GSP-1, 117940, Kosygina Str. 2, 117334, Moscow, Russia
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Accepted: 19 October 2016
Published online: 7 November 2016
We develop a formalism for the photon emission from the quark–gluon plasma with an external electromagnetic field. We then use it to investigate the effect of the magnetic field on the photon emission from the quark–gluon plasma created in AA collisions. We find that even for a very optimistic assumption on the magnitude of the magnetic field generated in AA collisions its effect on the photon emission rate is practically negligible. For this reason the magnetic field cannot generate a significant azimuthal asymmetry in the photon spectrum.
© The Author(s), 2016