Transport theoretical description of collisional energy loss in infinite quark-gluon matter


Journal Article

We study the time evolution of a high-momentum gluon or quark propagating through an infinite, thermalized, partonic medium utilizing a Boltzmann equation approach. We calculate the collisional energy loss of the parton, study its temperature and flavor dependence as well as the momentum broadening incurred through multiple interactions. Our transport calculations agree well with analytic calculations of collisional energy loss where available, but offer the unique opportunity to address the medium response as well in a consistent fashion. © 2010 IOP Publishing Ltd.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Shin, GR; Bass, SA; Müller, B

Published Date

  • October 1, 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 10

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1361-6471

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0954-3899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1088/0954-3899/37/10/105112

Citation Source

  • Scopus