Probing the non-equilibrium dynamics of hot and dense QCD with dileptons

Journal Article (Journal Article)

It is argued that, in heavy ion collisions, thermal dileptons are good probes of the transport properties of the medium created in such events, and also of its early-time dynamics, usually inaccessible to hadronic observables. In this work we show that electromagnetic azimuthal momentum anisotropies do not only display a sensitivity to the shear relaxation time and to the initial shear-stress tensor profile, but also to the temperature dependence of the shear viscosity coefficient.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vujanovic, G; Paquet, JF; Denicol, GS; Luzum, M; Schenke, B; Jeon, S; Gale, C

Published Date

  • November 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 931 /

Start / End Page

  • 701 - 705

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0375-9474

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.nuclphysa.2014.08.078

Citation Source

  • Scopus