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Title: Gluon transport equation with effective mass and dynamical onset of Bose–Einstein condensation

In this paper we study the transport equation describing a dense system of gluons, in the small scattering angle approximation, taking into account medium-generated effective masses of the gluons. We focus on the case of overpopulated systems that are driven to Bose–Einstein condensation on their way to thermalization. Lastly, the presence of a mass modifies the dispersion relation of the gluon, as compared to the massless case, but it is shown that this does not change qualitatively the scaling behavior in the vicinity of the onset.
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  1. Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay (France). Inst. of Theoretical Physics (IPhT)
  2. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Physics Dept. and Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter
  3. Indiana Univ., Bloomington, IN (United States). Physics Dept. and Center for Exploration of Energy and Matter; Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). RIKEN Research Center
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Report Number(s):
Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474; R&D Project: PO-3
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; PHY-1352368; ERC-AD-267258
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. A
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 949; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0375-9474
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Riken Research Center
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25); National Science Foundation (NSF); European Research Council (ERC)
Country of Publication:
United States
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS Quark–gluon plasma; Heavy ion collision; Thermalization; Glasma; Bose–Einstein condensation