From Color Fields to Quark Gluon Plasma

Rainer J. Fries, Joseph I. Kapusta, Yang Li

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We discuss a model for the energy distribution and the early space-time evolution of a heavy ion collision. We estimate the gluon field generated in the wake of hard processes and through primordial fluctuations of the color charges in the nuclei. Without specifying the dynamical mechanism of thermalization we calculate the energy momentum tensor of the following plasma phase. The results of this model can be used as initial conditions for a further hydrodynamic evolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)861-864
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Physics A
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - Aug 7 2006


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