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Title: Memory effects and thermodynamics in strong field plasmas

Abstract

We study the evolution of a strong field plasma using a quantum Vlasov equation with a non-Markovian source term and a simple collision term, and calculate the time dependence of the energy and number density, and the temperature. The evolution of a plasma produced with BNL RHIC-like initial conditions is well described by a low density approximation to the source term. However, non-Markovian aspects should be retained to obtain an accurate description of the early stages of a CERN LHC-like plasma. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, Illinois 60439-4843 (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), Argonne, IL
OSTI Identifier:
20216483
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Physical Review. D, Particles Fields
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: PBD: 1 Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0556-2821
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; QUARK-GLUON INTERACTIONS; BOLTZMANN-VLASOV EQUATION; THERMODYNAMICS; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; THEORETICAL DATA; QUARK MATTER

Citation Formats

Bloch, J. C. R., Roberts, C. D., and Schmidt, S. M. Memory effects and thermodynamics in strong field plasmas. United States: N. p., 2000. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.117502.
Bloch, J. C. R., Roberts, C. D., & Schmidt, S. M. Memory effects and thermodynamics in strong field plasmas. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.117502.
Bloch, J. C. R., Roberts, C. D., and Schmidt, S. M. Thu . "Memory effects and thermodynamics in strong field plasmas". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.61.117502.
@article{osti_20216483,
title = {Memory effects and thermodynamics in strong field plasmas},
author = {Bloch, J. C. R. and Roberts, C. D. and Schmidt, S. M.},
abstractNote = {We study the evolution of a strong field plasma using a quantum Vlasov equation with a non-Markovian source term and a simple collision term, and calculate the time dependence of the energy and number density, and the temperature. The evolution of a plasma produced with BNL RHIC-like initial conditions is well described by a low density approximation to the source term. However, non-Markovian aspects should be retained to obtain an accurate description of the early stages of a CERN LHC-like plasma. (c) 2000 The American Physical Society.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.61.117502},
journal = {Physical Review. D, Particles Fields},
issn = {0556-2821},
number = 11,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}