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Quark Gluon Plasma
Editor(s): Jajati K. Nayak, Tapan K. Nayak, Sourav Sarkar

ISBN:    978-81-8487-407-5 
E-ISBN:   E 978-81-8487-482-2
Publication Year:   2014
Pages:   204
Binding:   Hard Back
Dimension:   160mm x 240mm
Weight:   467

About the book

At extremely high temperatures and densities, protons and neutrons may dissolve into a “soup” of quarks and gluons, called the Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP). For a few microseconds, shortly after the Big Bang, the Universe was filled with the QGP matter. The search and study of Quark-Gluon Plasma (QGP) is one of the most fundamental research topics of our times. The QGP matter has been probed by colliding heavy ions at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York and the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Geneva. By colliding heavy-ions at a speed close to that of light, scientists aim to obtain – albeit over a tiny volume of the size of a nucleus and for an infinitesimally short instant - a QGP state. This QGP state can be observed by dedicated experiments, as it reverts to hadronic matter through expansion and cooling. This volume presents some of the current theoretical and experimental understandings in the field of QGP.

Table of Contents

Preface / Committee / The Quark-Gluon Plasma: An Introduction / Dinesh Srivastava: Some Observations and Recollections / Viscous Hydrodynamics for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions / Thermal Photons from event-by-event Hydrodynamics / Relativistic Hydrodynamics from Boltzmann Equation with Modified Collision Term / Shear Viscosity of a Strongly Interacting Pion Gas / Drag and Diffusion Coefficients in Extreme Scenarios of Temperature and Chemical Potential / On Consequences of Energy Loss by Charm on its Production: An empirical Study / ALICE Measurements of Open Charm Production at LHC / Heavy Quark: A Diagonistic Tool for Quark Gluon Plasma / Gluon Condensate and QCD Propagators above Deconfinement Temperature / QCD Phase Transition in a New Hybrid Model Formulation / Probing In-medium Properties of ? and ? Mesons / ?0(770) Vector Meson Production and Elliptic Flow Measurement in Cu + Cu and Au + Au Collisions at vsNN = 200 GeV in STAR at RHIC / Elliptic Flow of Thermal Dileptons: A Probe of QCD Matter / Heavy Dilepton in Nucleus Nucleus Collision at LHC Energy / Low-x Forward Physics with ALICE / Methods for the Study of Forward-backward Multiplicity Correlations in Heavy Ion Collisions / Heavy Quark Effective Potential and the Equation of State for a sQGP / Radiative Processes in Quark-Gluon Plasma / Suppression of D-mesons Production at RHIC and LHC / Centrality Dependence of Nuclear Modification Factor at RHIC and LHC / Analyzing Flow Anisotropies with Excursion Sets in Heavy-ion Collisions / Elliptic Flow of Identified Hadrons in AU + Au Collisions at vsNN = 7.7-62.4 GeV in STAR / Net-charge Fluctuations: An Overview / Chemical Freeze-out Parameters from Au + Au Collisions at vsNN = 7.7, 11.5, and 39 GeV / J/f Particles in Ultra-relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions: A Model-based Analysis / Hot and Dense Hadron Gas (HG): A New Excluded-Volume Approach / Measurement of Y Production in PbPb Collisions at vsNN = 2.76 TeV with CMS.


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