Non-extensive equilibration in relativistic matter

Tamás S. Bíró, Gábor Purcsel

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We present a view of the non-extensive thermodynamics based on general composition rules. A formal logarithm maps these rules to the addition, which can be used to generate stationary distributions by standard techniques. We review the most commonly used rules and as an application we discuss the Tsallis-Pareto distribution of transverse momenta of energetic hadrons, which emerge from relativistic heavy-ion collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)395-400
Number of pages6
JournalCentral European Journal of Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2009


  • Energy composition rules
  • Heavy-ion spectra
  • Non-extensive thermodynamics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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