Molecular dynamics simulation of strongly coupled QCD plasmas

P. Hartmann, Z. Donkó, P. Lévai, G. J. Kalman

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The properties of a strongly interacting quark plasma are investigated by molecular dynamics method including non-abelian quark-quark potential. Our main goal is to study the thermalization process in this system. We find an interesting resonance-like behaviour: at a characteristic time close to the inverse plasma frequency the quark plasma is heated up substantially via energy transfer from quark potential energy into one particle kinetic energy. Color rotation mechanism enhances the effectivity of this heating process, leading to a very fast thermalization with high temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-884
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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