Parton equilibration in relativistic heavy ion collisions


Journal Article

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. © 1993 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Biró, TS; Van Doorn, E; Müller, B; Thoma, MH; Wang, XN

Published Date

  • January 1, 1993

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 48 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 1275 - 1284

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0556-2813

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevC.48.1275

Citation Source

  • Scopus