Quasilinear transport approach to equilibration of quark-gluon plasmas


Journal Article

We derive the transport equations of quark-gluon plasma in the quasilinear approximation. The equations are either of the Balescu-Lenard or Fokker-Planck form. The plasma's dynamics is assumed to be governed by longitudinal chromoelectric fields. The isotropic plasma, which is stable, and the two-stream system, which is unstable, are considered in detail. A process of equilibration is briefly discussed in both cases. The peaks of the two-stream distribution are shown to rapidly dissolve in time. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • MrówczyƄski, S; Müller, B

Published Date

  • March 18, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 6

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-2368

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1550-7998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevD.81.065021

Citation Source

  • Scopus