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Plasma production and thermalization in a strong field


Vinnik, D.V. (Tubingen U.) ; Prozorkevich, A.V. (Saratov State U.) ; Smolyansky, S.A. (Saratov State U.) ; Toneev, V.D. (Dubna, JINR) ; Hecht, M.B. (Argonne, PHY) ; Roberts, Craig D. (Argonne, PHY) ; Schmidt, S.M. (Tubingen U.)

Published in: Eur.Phys.J.
Year: 2001
Vol.: C22
Page No: 341-349
Pages: 9

Abstract: Aspects of the formation and equilibration of a quark-gluon plasma are explored using a quantum kinetic equation, which involves a non-Markovian, Abelian source term for quark and antiquark production and, for the collision term, a relaxation time approximation that defines a time-dependent quasi-equilibrium temperature and collective velocity. The strong Abelian field is determined via the simultaneous solution of Maxwell's equation. A particular feature of this approach is the appearance of plasma oscillations in all thermodynamic observables. Their presence can lead to a sharp increase in the time-integrated dilepton yield.

Web-Page: http://www.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2001EPJC...22..341V; http://alice.cern.ch/format/showfull?sysnb=2247556; http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s100520100787; http://publish.edpsciences.org/abstract/EPJC/V22/P341; http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/10052/bibs/1022002/10220341.htm

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