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Title: The subtle interplay of elastic and inelastic collisions in the thermalization of the quark–gluon plasma

We analyze the interplay of elastic and inelastic collisions in the thermalization of the quark-gluon plasma, using kinetic theory. Our main focus is the dynamics and equilibration of long wavelength modes.
Authors:
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1260158
Report Number(s):
BNL--112304-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474; R&D Project: PO-3; TRN: US1601831
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 956; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Riken BNL Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS quark-gluon plasma; thermalization; heavy ion collisions