Quarkonium binding and entropic force

  title={Quarkonium binding and entropic force},
  author={H. Satz},
  journal={The European Physical Journal C},
  • H. Satz
  • Published 2015
  • Physics
  • The European Physical Journal C
A $$Q{\bar{Q}}$$QQ¯ bound state represents a balance between repulsive kinetic and attractive potential energy. In a hot quark–gluon plasma, the interaction potential experiences medium effects. Color screening modifies the attractive binding force between the quarks, while the increase of entropy with $$Q{\bar{Q}}$$QQ¯ separation gives rise to a growing repulsion. We study the role of these phenomena for in-medium $$Q{\bar{Q}}$$QQ¯ binding and dissociation. It is found that the relevant… Expand
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