J C Parikh
Articles written in Pramana – Journal of Physics
Volume 32 Issue 4 April 1989 pp 555-561 Sub-Nuclear Physics
We use linear-response dielectric theory to show that the baryon-poor QCD plasma based on the perturbative vacuum is unstable, even at a high temperature. If deconfinement occurs in nuclear collisions or the early universe, it is not accompanied by the restoration of the perturbative vacuum.
Volume 48 Issue 2 February 1997 pp 655-674 Applications
A very important question in ultrarelativistic heavy ion collisions is that of thermalization of the high energy density quark gluon plasma forud in the central rapidity region. Different approaches have been adopted by various authors to study this thermalization problem. These include phenomenological string and capacitor plate models, perturbative QCD based parton cascade models and the classical non-perturbative approach. In this paper we briefly review the earlier studies and discuss our work which emphasizes the role of non-perturbative collective effects (classical chaos) in the thermalization of the plasma. In particular, using classical equations of motion of a coloured parton in self-consistent colour fields, we have carried out a 1+1 dimensional simulation of coloured partonic matter. We find that in certain parameter domains, the system exhibits chaotic behaviour in non-abelian plasma oscillations, which then leads to thermalization of the plasma.
Volume 49 Issue 1 July 1997 pp 3-4
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