Dynamical formation of disoriented chiral condensates

Joseph I. Kapusta, Axel P. Vischer

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We study the dynamical formation of disoriented chiral condensates in very high energy nucleus-nucleus collisions using Bjorken hydrodynamics and relativistic nucleation theory. It is the dynamics of the first order confinement phase transition which controls the evolution of the system. Every bubble or fluctuation of the new, hadronic, phase obtains its own chiral condensate with a probability determined by the Boltzmann weight of the finite temperature effective potential of the linear sigma model. We evaluate domain size and chiral angle distributions, which can be used as initial conditions for the solution of semiclassical field equations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)507-514
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift fur Physik C-Particles and Fields
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1997

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Acknowledgements. We thank S. Gavin for an interesting discussion during Quark Matter ’95. This work was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under grant number DE-FG02-87ER40328. A.V. would like to thank the Niels Bohr Institute for kind hospitality and financial support.


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