Thermal rates for baryon and anti-baryon production

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We use a form of the fluctuation-dissipation theorem to derive formulae giving the rate of production of spin-1/2 baryons in terms of the fluctuations of either meson or quark fields. When evaluated in a thermal ensemble we find 1/e equilibration times on the order of 10 fm c-1 near the critical temperature in QCD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S351-S356
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2004


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