Phenomenology of the three-flavor PNJL model and thermal strange quark production

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We study the temperature dependence of the adjoint Polyakov loop and its implication for the momentum spectrum of gluons in the mean-field approximation. This allows us to calculate the contribution of the thermal (transverse) gluons to the thermodynamic pressure. As an application, we evaluate the rates for the strange quark pair-production processes and as functions of temperature including thermal effects on quark deconfinement and chiral symmetry breaking. © 2009 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tsai, HM; Müller, B

Published Date

  • June 15, 2009

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 7

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/36/7/075101

Citation Source

  • Scopus