Springer Theses

Hadronic Transport Coefficients from Effective Field Theories

Authors: Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

  • Nominated as an outstanding Ph.D. thesis by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Presents a unified description of non-equilibrium phenomena in a hadronic gas
  • Applies unitarized effective theories to the calculation of transport coefficients in mesons
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This dissertation focuses on the calculation of transport coefficients in the matter created in a relativistic heavy-ion collision after chemical freeze-out. This matter can be well approximated using a pion gas out of equilibrium. We describe the theoretical framework needed to obtain the shear and bulk viscosities, the thermal and electrical conductivities and the flavor diffusion coefficients of a meson gas at low temperatures. To describe the interactions of the degrees of freedom, we use effective field theories with chiral and heavy quark symmetries. We subsequently introduce the unitarization methods in order to obtain a scattering amplitude that satisfies the unitarity condition exactly, then go on to calculate the transport properties of the low-temperature phase of quantum chromodynamics - the hadronic medium - which can be used in hydrodynamic simulations of a relativistic heavy-ion collision and its subsequent evolution. We show that the shear viscosity over entropy density exhibits a minimum in a phase transition by studying this coefficient in atomic Argon (around the liquid-gas phase transition) and in the linear sigma model in the limit of a large number of scalar fields (which presents a chiral phase transition). Finally, we provide an experimental method for estimating the bulk viscosity in relativistic heavy-ion collisions by performing correlations of the fluctuating components of the stress-energy tensor.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

    Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

    Pages 1-31

  • Boltzmann-Uehling-Uhlenbeck Equation

    Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

    Pages 33-45

  • Shear Viscosity and KSS Coefficient

    Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

    Pages 47-62

  • Bulk Viscosity

    Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

    Pages 63-73

  • Thermal and Electrical Conductivities

    Torres-Rincon, Juan M.

    Pages 75-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Hadronic Transport Coefficients from Effective Field Theories
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00425-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00425-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00424-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37591-5
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
48 b/w illustrations, 20 illustrations in colour
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