Hadrons and quark-gluon plasma
- Jean Letessier, Johann Rafelski.
- Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
- Physical description
- xvi, 397 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
- Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 18.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-387) and index.
- Part I. A New Phase of Matter?: 1. Micro-bang: big bang in the laboratory-- 2. Hadrons-- 3. Vacuum as a physical medium-- 4. Statistical properties of hadronic matter-- Part II. Analysis Tools and Experiments: 5. Nuclei in collision-- 6. Understanding collision dynamics-- 7. Entropy and its relevance in heavy ion collisions-- Part III. Particle Production: 8. Particle spectra-- 9. Highlights of hadron production-- Part IV. Hot Hadronic Matter: 10. Relativistic gas-- 11. First look at hadronic gas-- 12. Hagedorn gas-- Part V. QCD, Hadronic Structure and High Temperature: 13. Hadronic structure and quantum chromodynamics-- 14. Perturbative QCD-- 15. Lattice quantum chromodynamics-- 16. Perturbative quark-gluon plasma-- Part VI. Strangeness: 17. Thermal flavor production in deconfined phase-- 18. Strangeness background-- 19. Hadron freeze-out analysis.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Before matter as we know it emerged, the universe was filled with the primordial state of hadronic matter called quark-gluon plasma. This hot soup of quarks and gluons is effectively an inescapable consequence of our current knowledge about the fundamental hadronic interactions: quantum chromodynamics. This book covers the ongoing search to verify the prediction experimentally and discusses the physical properties of this novel form of matter. It begins with an overview of the subject, followed by discussion of experimental methods and results. The second half of the book covers hadronic matter in confined and deconfined form, and strangeness as a signature of the quark-gluon phase. Covering the basics as well as more advanced material, it is ideal as an introduction for graduate students, as well as providing a valuable reference for researchers already working in this and related fields.
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- Publication date
- Cambridge monographs on particle physics, nuclear physics, and cosmology ; 18
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