The flavours of the quark-gluon plasma

Journal Article

Flavour probes depend on the transport properties of the quark-gluon plasma. An expanding quark-gluon plasma has an anomalous viscosity, which arises from interactions with dynamically generated colour fields. The anomalous viscosity dominates over the collisional viscosity for weak coupling and at not too late times. In addition to possibly providing an explanation for the apparent nearly 'perfect' liquidity of the matter produced in nuclear collisions at RHIC, similar anomalous effects can affect the rate of flavour equilibration and the diffusion constant of heavy quarks. © 2006 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Asakawa, M; Bass, SA; Müller, B

Published Date

  • December 1, 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 12

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/32/12/S50

Citation Source

  • Scopus