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Title: Non abelian hydrodynamics and heavy ion collisions

The goal of the relativistic heavy ion collisions (RHIC) program is to create a state of matter where color degrees of freedom are deconfined. The dynamics of matter in this state, in spite of the complexities of quantum chromodynamics, is largely determined by the conservation laws of energy momentum and color currents. Therefore it is possible to describe its main features in hydrodynamic terms, the very short color neutralization time notwithstanding. In this lecture we shall give a simple derivation of the hydrodynamics of a color charged fluid, by generalizing the usual derivation of hydrodynamics from kinetic theory to the non abelian case.
Authors:
 [1]
  1. Departamento de FĂ­sica, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires and IFIBA, CONICET, Ciudad Universitaria, Buenos Aires 1428 (Argentina)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22264067
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AIP Conference Proceedings; Journal Volume: 1578; Journal Issue: 1; Conference: 5. Leopoldo Garcia-Colin Mexican meeting on mathematical and experimental physics, Mexico City (Mexico), 9-13 Sep 2013; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; BROOKHAVEN RHIC; COLOR MODEL; CONSERVATION LAWS; DEGREES OF FREEDOM; HEAVY ION REACTIONS; HYDRODYNAMICS; QUANTUM CHROMODYNAMICS; RELATIVISTIC RANGE