Advances in High Energy Physics

Physics of Quark Gluon Plasma: An Update and the Status Report


Publishing date
02 Aug 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
15 Mar 2013

Lead Editor

1Theoretical Physics Division, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata 700064, India

2PH Department, CERN CH-1211, Geneva 23, Switzerland; Department of Physics, The University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX 76019, USA

3Physics & Applied Mathematics Unit, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), Kolkata 700108, India


Physics of Quark Gluon Plasma: An Update and the Status Report

Description

According to the quantum chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interaction, the nuclear matter at high energies is considered to melt down to the state of deconfined quarks and gluons called quark gluon plasma (QGP). It is expected that the required high temperatures and densities can be accomplished by colliding nuclei at relativistic energies where a large fraction of the kinetic energy of the beam will be converted to thermal energy. The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at Brookhaven National Laboratory and the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at Geneva can provide nuclear beams for the production of QGP, the primordial fluid that permeated the universe when it was a few microsecond old. Therefore, the study of QGP is very important for early universe QGP. This is an important issue for astrophysics also because the core of the compact astrophysical objects like neutron star may contain QGP.

While at the existing facilities like RHIC and LHC, the QGP may be produced with properties similar to that existed in the microsecond old universe, at the future facilities like FAIR (Germany) the same may be created with characteristics similar to the one that may exist in the core of the neutron star.

Currently, there are rigorous international experimental and theoretical efforts to create and study QGP. A large number of young researchers are working in this exciting field of research. Keeping these factors in mind, we intend to publish a special issue on this field—the nuclear collisions at ultrarelativistic energies.

But the editors would prefer to emphasize issues more on the particle physics aspects than on astrophysical implications, and we would welcome original research articles as well as review articles from both the theorists and experimentalists. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • QGP: past developments (origin, QGP diagnostics and the evolutions)
  • QGP: present status (vis-à-vis the reportings on the RHIC discoveries)
  • QGP: future prospects (with LHC experiments and the continuing RHIC studies)

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 825041
  • - Editorial

Physics of Quark Gluon Plasma: An Update and the Status Report

Jan E. Alam | Edward Sarkisyan-Grinbaum | Subrata Bhattacharyya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 761474
  • - Review Article

Selected Experimental Results from Heavy-Ion Collisions at LHC

Ranbir Singh | Lokesh Kumar | ... | Bedangadas Mohanty
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 176578
  • - Review Article

Electromagnetic Radiations from Heavy Ion Collision

Payal Mohanty | Sabyasachi Ghosh | Sukanya Mitra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 148253
  • - Research Article

Dilepton Spectroscopy of QCD Matter at Collider Energies

Ralf Rapp
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 693180
  • - Review Article

Viscous Hydrodynamic Model for Relativistic Heavy Ion Collisions

A. K. Chaudhuri
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 209182
  • - Research Article

Tubular Initial Conditions and Ridge Formation

M. S. Borysova | O. D. Borysov | ... | Yu. M. Sinyukov
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 371908
  • - Review Article

Some Aspects of Anisotropic Quark-Gluon Plasma

Mahatsab Mandal | Pradip Roy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 198928
  • - Review Article

Femtoscopic and Nonfemtoscopic Two-Particle Correlations in and Collisions at RHIC and LHC Energies

Yu. M. Sinyukov | S. V. Akkelin | ... | V. M. Shapoval
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 452978
  • - Review Article

QCD Thermodynamics on the Lattice

Sayantan Sharma
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 230515
  • - Research Article

Internal Cumulants for Femtoscopy with Fixed Charged Multiplicity

H. C. Eggers | B. Buschbeck
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