Tuesday, March 26, 2013

1303.5650 (J. Berges et al.)

Turbulent thermalization of the Quark Gluon Plasma    [PDF]

J. Berges, K. Boguslavski, S. Schlichting, R. Venugopalan
Classical-statistical lattice gauge theory simulations are employed to demonstrate the existence of a nonthermal fixed point in the space-time evolution of heavy ion collisions at ultrarelativistic energies. After an initial transient regime dominated by plasma instabilities and free streaming, the ensuing overpopulated non-Abelian plasma exhibits the universal self-similar dynamics characteristic of wave turbulence observed in a large variety of physical systems across different energy scales.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1303.5650

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