The Quark-Gluon Plasma – A Short Introduction

  title={The Quark-Gluon Plasma – A Short Introduction},
  author={H. Satz},
  journal={Nuclear Physics},
  • H. Satz
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • Nuclear Physics
In this chapter, we summarize the main properties of the quark-gluon plasma at vanishing overall baryon number density, as so far obtained in finite temperature lattice studies. The defining plasma property, charge screening, will be addressed by studying the effect of introducing test charges into the medium. Subsequently, we note that in a temperature range up to several T c , the plasma exhibits strong, non-perturbative interaction effects, which can be described in terms of an ideal gas of… Expand

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