Deconfinement, monopoles and new phenomena in heavy ion collisions

  title={Deconfinement, monopoles and new phenomena in heavy ion collisions},
  author={Edward V. Shuryak},
  journal={International Journal of Modern Physics A},
  • E. Shuryak
  • Published 5 August 2009
  • Physics
  • International Journal of Modern Physics A
We discuss various manifestations of the "magnetic scenario" for the quark-gluon plasma viewed as a mixture of two plasmas, of electrically (quark and gluons) as well as magnetically charged quasiparticles. Near the deconfinement phase transition, T ≈ Tc very small density of free quarks should lead to negligible screening of electric field while magnetic screening remains strong. The consequence of this should be existence of a "corona" of the QGP, in a way similar to that of the Sun, in which… 
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