# Stickiness of sound: An absolute lower limit on viscosity and the breakdown of second-order relativistic hydrodynamics

@article{Kovtun2011StickinessOS, title={Stickiness of sound: An absolute lower limit on viscosity and the breakdown of second-order relativistic hydrodynamics}, author={Pavel K. Kovtun and Guy D. Moore and Paul Romatschke}, journal={Physical Review D}, year={2011}, volume={84}, pages={025006} }

Hydrodynamics predicts long-lived sound and shear waves. Thermal fluctuations in these waves can lead to the diffusion of momentum density, contributing to the shear viscosity and other transport coefficients. Within viscous hydrodynamics in 3+1dimensions, this leads to a positive contribution to the shear viscosity, which is finite but inversely proportional to the microscopic shear viscosity. Therefore the effective infrared viscosity is bounded from below. The contribution to the second…

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