Mapping the QCD phase diagram

  title={Mapping the QCD phase diagram},
  author={K. Rajagopal},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
Abstract The QCD vacuum in which we live, which has the familiar hadrons as its excitations, is but one phase of QCD, and far from the simplest one at that. One way to better understand this phase and the nonperturbative dynamics of QCD more generally is to study other phases and the transitions between phases. We are engaged in a voyage of exploration, mapping the QCD phase diagram as a function of temperature T and baryon number chemical potential μ. Because of asymptotic freedom, the high… Expand
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