• $q\bar{q}$ Pair production in non-Abelian gauge fields

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      Quark-gluon plasma; pair production; quarks; relative heavy-ion collisions; particles and resonance production.

    • Abstract

       

      We calculate the $q\bar{q}$ pair production probability in the colour-flux tube model by considering the effect of non-Abelian interactions in the theory. Non-Abelian interactions in the colour field are time-dependent and hence should oscillate with a characteristic frequency $\omega_{0}$ , which depends on the amplitude of the field strength. Using the WKB approximation in complex time, we calculated the pair production probability. When the strength of the field is comparable to the quark masses, the corresponding pair creation probability is maximum, and for the static field $w_{0} \rightarrow 0$, we recovered the well-known Schwinger result.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      S M Puzhakkal1 V M Bannur1

      1. Department of Physics, University of Calicut, Malappuram 673 635, India
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