Non-extensive statistics, relativistic kinetic theory and fluid dynamics

T. S. Biró, E. Molnár

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Experimental particle spectra can be successfully described by power law tailed energy distributions characteristic to canonical equilibrium distributions associated to Rényi's or Tsallis' entropy formula -over a wide range of energies, colliding system sizes, and produced hadron sorts. In order to derive its evolution one needs a corresponding dynamical description of the system which results in such final state observables. The equations of relativistic fluid dynamics are obtained from a non-extensive Boltzmann equation consistent with Tsallis' non-extensive q-entropy formula. The transport coefficients like shear viscosity, bulk viscosity, and heat conductivity are evaluate based on a linearized collision integral.

Original languageEnglish
Article number172
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Physical Journal A
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2012


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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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