# Rethinking the properties of the quark gluon plasma at T approximately T(c)

@article{Shuryak2003RethinkingTP,
title={Rethinking the properties of the quark gluon plasma at T approximately T(c)},
author={Edward V. Shuryak and Ismail Zahed},
journal={Physical Review C},
year={2003},
volume={70},
pages={021901}
}
• Published 21 July 2003
• Physics
• Physical Review C
We argue that although at asymptotically high temperatures the QGP in bulk behaves as a gas of weakly interacting quasiparticles (modulo long-range magnetism), at temperatures up to few times the critical temperature $T_c$ it displays different properties. If the running of the QCD coupling constant continues in the Coulomb phase till the screening length scale, it reaches the strong coupling treshold $\alpha_s(m_D)\sim 1$. As a result, the Coulomb phase supports weakly bound Coulombic s-wave…
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