• Transport coefficients of quark-gluon plasma

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      Quark gluon plasma; neutron star; early universe; big bang; relaxation time; lattice Monte Carlo

    • Abstract


      Transport coefficients of quark-gluon plasma are discussed in the framework of relativistic kinetic theory with the relaxation time approximation of Boltzmann transport equation. The expressions for the coefficients of shear and volume viscosities and heat conductivity are derived assuming quark-gluon plasma to be a non-reactive mixture of quarks, anti-quarks and gluons. A lowest order in deviations from local thermal equilibrium and in plasma phase, lowest order in coupling constant are assumed. Entropy production due to irreversible processes is discussed.

    • Author Affiliations


      S Chakrabarty1

      1. Theoretical Nuclear Physics Division, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Calcutta - 700 009, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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