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$J/\psi$ Suppression by Quark-Gluon Plasma Formation
If high energy heavy ion collisions lead to the formation of a hot quark-gluon plasma, then colour screening prevents ce binding in the deconfined interior of the interaction region. To study thisExpand
Heavy quarkonium physics
This report is the result of the collaboration and research effort of the Quarkonium Working Group over the last three years. It provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art inExpand
Heavy-flavour and quarkonium production in the LHC era: from proton–proton to heavy-ion collisions
This report reviews the study of open heavy-flavour and quarkonium production in high-energy hadronic collisions, as tools to investigate fundamental aspects of Quantum Chromodynamics, from theExpand
Thermal hadronization and Hawking–Unruh radiation in QCD
We conjecture that, because of color confinement, the physical vacuum forms an event horizon for quarks and gluons, which can be crossed only by quantum tunneling, i.e., through the QCD counterpartExpand
Colour deconfinement and quarkonium binding
At high temperatures, strongly interacting matter becomes a plasma of deconfined quarks and gluons. In statistical quantum chromodynamics, deconfinement and the properties of the resultingExpand
The Thermodynamics of Quarks and Gluons
This is an introduction to the study of strongly interacting matter. We survey its different possible states and discuss the transition from hadronic matter to a plasma of deconfined quarks andExpand
The physics of the quark-gluon plasma : introductory lectures
The Thermodynamics of Quarks and Gluons.- Global Properties of Nucleus#x2013 Nucleus Collisions.- Two Introductory Lectures on High-Energy QCD and Heavy-Ion Collisions.- Hydrodynamics and Flow.- AnExpand
Color screening and deconfinement for bound states of heavy quarks
We study the binding and deconfinement of heavy quarks in a thermal environment, using a non-relativistic confinement potential model with color screening. As a result, we obtain the dependence ofExpand
Hadron production in ultra-relativistic nuclear collisions: Quarkyonic matter and a triple point in the phase diagram of QCD
We argue that features of hadron production in relativistic nuclear collisions, mainly at CERN-SPS energies, may be explained by the existence of three forms of matter: Hadronic Matter, QuarkyonicExpand
Quarkonium feed down and sequential suppression
About 40-50% of the quarkonium ground states J/psi (1S) and Y(1S) produced in hadronic collisions originate from the decay of higher excitations. In a hot medium, these higher states are dissociatedExpand