Parton equilibration in relativistic heavy ion collisions

T. S. Biró, E. Van Doorn, B. Müller, M. H. Thoma, X. N. Wang

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We investigate the processes leading to phase-space equilibration of parton distributions in nuclear interactions at collider energies. We derive a set of rate equations describing the chemical equilibration of gluons and quarks including medium effects on the relevant QCD transport coefficients, and discuss their consequences for parton equilibration in heavy ion collisions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1275-1284
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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    Biró, T. S., Van Doorn, E., Müller, B., Thoma, M. H., & Wang, X. N. (1993). Parton equilibration in relativistic heavy ion collisions. Physical Review C, 48(3), 1275-1284.