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Title: Phase transition from hadronic matter to quark matter

Abstract

We study the phase transition from two-flavor nuclear matter to quark matter. A mean field model, constructed at the quark level, is used to give the equation of state for nuclear matter, while the equation of state for color superconducting quark matter is calculated within the NJL model. It is found that at low temperature, the phase transition from nuclear to color superconducting quark matter will take place when the density is of order 2.5{rho}{sub 0}-5{rho}{sub 0}. At zero density, the quark phase will appear when the temperature is larger than about 148 MeV. Within the mean field treatment, the phase transition from nuclear matter to quark matter is always first order, whereas the transition between color superconducting quark matter and normal quark matter is second order.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4]
  1. Physics Department, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina 27695 (United States)
  2. (CSSM) and Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)
  3. Jefferson Laboratory, 12000 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, Virginia 23606 (United States)
  4. Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter (CSSM) and Department of Physics, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005 (Australia)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20995227
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics; Journal Volume: 75; Journal Issue: 4; Other Information: DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevC.75.045202; (c) 2007 The American Physical Society; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; COLOR MODEL; EQUATIONS OF STATE; HADRONS; MEAN-FIELD THEORY; MEV RANGE 100-1000; NUCLEAR MATTER; QUARK MATTER; QUARKS; TEMPERATURE RANGE 0065-0273 K

Citation Formats

Wang, P., Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, Thomas, A. W., and Williams, A. G. Phase transition from hadronic matter to quark matter. United States: N. p., 2007. Web. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.75.045202.
Wang, P., Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, Thomas, A. W., & Williams, A. G. Phase transition from hadronic matter to quark matter. United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.75.045202.
Wang, P., Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, Thomas, A. W., and Williams, A. G. Sun . "Phase transition from hadronic matter to quark matter". United States. doi:10.1103/PHYSREVC.75.045202.
@article{osti_20995227,
title = {Phase transition from hadronic matter to quark matter},
author = {Wang, P. and Special Research Center for the Subatomic Structure of Matter and Thomas, A. W. and Williams, A. G.},
abstractNote = {We study the phase transition from two-flavor nuclear matter to quark matter. A mean field model, constructed at the quark level, is used to give the equation of state for nuclear matter, while the equation of state for color superconducting quark matter is calculated within the NJL model. It is found that at low temperature, the phase transition from nuclear to color superconducting quark matter will take place when the density is of order 2.5{rho}{sub 0}-5{rho}{sub 0}. At zero density, the quark phase will appear when the temperature is larger than about 148 MeV. Within the mean field treatment, the phase transition from nuclear matter to quark matter is always first order, whereas the transition between color superconducting quark matter and normal quark matter is second order.},
doi = {10.1103/PHYSREVC.75.045202},
journal = {Physical Review. C, Nuclear Physics},
number = 4,
volume = 75,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007},
month = {Sun Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2007}
}