Clustered quark matter

J. W. Clark, J. Cleymans, J. Rafelski

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In cold quark matter, quantum chromodynamic binding effects can favor clustering of three quarks into nucleon-like clusters. An equation of state of clustered quark matter is derived. It is estimated that the adiabatic transformation of nuclear matter to clustered quark matter sets in at about 1 baryon/fm3, while at the minimum of the energy per baryon the excitation energy relative to ordinary nuclear matter is only 200 MeV/b.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)703-708
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review C
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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