Entropy of expanding QCD matter

Tamás S. Biró, József Zimányi

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Using the lattice QCD equation of state for an isentropically expanding fireball we follow the evolution of the effective number of particles in an ideal gas, Neff = p V / T. This number reduces to its third around the crossover temperature, which helps to resolve the entropy problem inherent in hadronization models assuming quark coalescence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-196
Number of pages4
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 28 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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