Thermal Green’s Functions of the Energy-Momentum Tensor and Transport Coefficients of the SU(3) Yang-Mills Gas
Forthcoming heavy ion experiments1 will probe the existence of a quark-gluon plasma at high temperatures. The equilibrium properties of the plasma phase have been studied in lattice Monte Carlo simulations2. However, in a heavy ion experiment, a hot QCD plasma will not be produced in equilibrium and moreover will cool down rapidly during the subsequent expansion. To judge, for instance, the temperature decrease during the expansion phase of the plasma, an understanding of dissipative effects will be essential.
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