Quark-gluon plasma freeze-out from a supercooled state?

T. Csörgő, L. P. Csernai

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The quark-gluon plasma, formed in the first 3fm/c of the heavy ion collisions at RHIC and LHC, supercooles due to nucleation and develops soon a negative pressure in the bag model. The negative pressure yields mechanical instability which may lead to a sudden timelike deflagration to a (super) heated hadron gas. The resulting freeze-out times are shorter than those of the standard nucleation scenario.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)494-499
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters B
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - aug. 4 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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