Entropy production in relativistic hydrodynamics

H. Elze, J. Rafelski, L. Turko

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The entropy production occurring in relativistic hydrodynamical systems such as the quark - gluon plasma (QGP) formed in high-energy nuclear collisions is explored. We study mechanisms which change the composition of the fluid, i.e., particle production and/or chemical reactions, along with chemo- and thermo-diffusion. These effects complement the conventional dissipative effects of shear viscosity, bulk viscosity, and heat conductivity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 3 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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