The Fluid Nature of Quark-Gluon Plasma

  title={The Fluid Nature of Quark-Gluon Plasma},
  author={W. Zajc},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
  • W. Zajc
  • Published 2008
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
Collisions of heavy nuclei at very high energies oer the exciting possibility of experimentally exploring the phase transformation from hadronic to partonic degrees of freedom which is predicted to occur at several times normal nuclear density and/or for temperatures in excess of 170 MeV. Such a state, often referred to as a quark-gluon plasma, is thought to have been the dominant form of matter in the universe in the rst few microseconds after the Big Bang. Data from the rst ve years of heavy… Expand

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