Quantum collective QCD string dynamics

Steven Steinke, Johann Rafelski

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The string breaking model of particle production is extended in order to help explain the transverse momentum distribution in elementary collisions. Inspired by an idea of Bialas, we treat the string using a collective coordinate approach. This leads to a chromo-electric field strength which fluctuates, and in turn implies that quarks are produced according to a thermal distribution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberS55
JournalJournal of Physics G: Nuclear and Particle Physics
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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