Stress-stress correlator in ϕ4 theory: poles or a cut?
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We explore the analytical properties of the traceless stress tensor 2-point function at zero momentum and small frequency (relevant for shear viscosity and hydrodynamic response) in hot, weakly coupled λϕ4 theory. We show that, rather than one or a small number of poles, the correlator has a cut along the negative imaginary frequency axis. We briefly discuss this result’s relevance for constructing 2’nd order hydrodynamic models of hot relativistic field theories.
KeywordsThermal Field Theory Quark-Gluon Plasma
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