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Title: Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma

Abstract

The peak of the heavy quark pair entropy at the deconfinement transition, observed in lattice QCD, suggests that the transition is effectively driven by the increase of the entropy of bound states. The growth of the entropy with the interquark distance leads to the emergent entropic force that induces dissociation of quarkonium states. Since the quark-gluon plasma around the transition point is a strongly coupled system, we use the gauge-gravity duality to study the entropy of heavy quarkonium and the real-time dynamics of its dissociation. In particular, we employ the improved holographic QCD model as a dual description of large Nc Yang-Mills theory. Studying the dynamics of the fundamental string between the quarks placed on the boundary, we find that the entropy peaks at the transition point. We also study the real-time dynamics of the system by considering the holographic string falling in the black hole horizon where it equilibrates. As a result, in the vicinity of the deconfinement transition, the dissociation time is found to be less than a fermi, suggesting that the entropic destruction is the dominant dissociation mechanism in this temperature region.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); Utrecht Univ., Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  2. Stony Brook Univ., Stony Brook, NY (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
OSTI Identifier:
1295211
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1249744
Report Number(s):
BNL-112401-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Grant/Contract Number:  
SC00112704; FG-88ER40388; SC0012704
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 93; Journal Issue: 8; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Iatrakis, Ioannis, and Kharzeev, Dmitri E. Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.086009.
Iatrakis, Ioannis, & Kharzeev, Dmitri E. Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma. United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.086009.
Iatrakis, Ioannis, and Kharzeev, Dmitri E. Tue . "Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma". United States. doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.93.086009. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1295211.
@article{osti_1295211,
title = {Holographic entropy and real-time dynamics of quarkonium dissociation in non-Abelian plasma},
author = {Iatrakis, Ioannis and Kharzeev, Dmitri E.},
abstractNote = {The peak of the heavy quark pair entropy at the deconfinement transition, observed in lattice QCD, suggests that the transition is effectively driven by the increase of the entropy of bound states. The growth of the entropy with the interquark distance leads to the emergent entropic force that induces dissociation of quarkonium states. Since the quark-gluon plasma around the transition point is a strongly coupled system, we use the gauge-gravity duality to study the entropy of heavy quarkonium and the real-time dynamics of its dissociation. In particular, we employ the improved holographic QCD model as a dual description of large Nc Yang-Mills theory. Studying the dynamics of the fundamental string between the quarks placed on the boundary, we find that the entropy peaks at the transition point. We also study the real-time dynamics of the system by considering the holographic string falling in the black hole horizon where it equilibrates. As a result, in the vicinity of the deconfinement transition, the dissociation time is found to be less than a fermi, suggesting that the entropic destruction is the dominant dissociation mechanism in this temperature region.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.93.086009},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 8,
volume = 93,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {4}
}

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