Relativistic Dissipative Hydrodynamic Description of the Quark-Gluon Plasma

  • Akihiko Monnai

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Akihiko Monnai
    Pages 1-7
  3. Akihiko Monnai
    Pages 9-30
  4. Akihiko Monnai
    Pages 95-97
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 99-127

About this book


This thesis presents theoretical and numerical studies on phenomenological description of the quark–gluon plasma (QGP), a many-body system of elementary particles.


The author formulates a causal theory of hydrodynamics for systems with net charges from the law of increasing entropy and a momentum expansion method. The derived equation results can be applied not only to collider physics, but also to the early universe and ultra-cold atoms.


The author also develops novel off-equilibrium hydrodynamic models for the longitudinal expansion of the QGP on the basis of these equations. Numerical estimations show that convection and entropy production during the hydrodynamic evolution are key to explaining excessive charged particle production, recently observed at the Large Hadron Collider. Furthermore, the analyses at finite baryon density indicate that the energy available for QGP production is larger than the amount conventionally assumed.


Color Glass Condensate Finite Baryon Density Heavy Ion Collision Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics Quark-gluon Plasma Relativistic Dissipative Hydrodynamics Relativistic Kinetic Theory

Authors and affiliations

  • Akihiko Monnai
    • 1
  1. 1.RIKENRIKEN BNL Research CenterNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-54797-6
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54798-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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