Triple-gluon and triple-quark elastic scatterings and early thermalization
Department of Physics, Shanghai University, 200444, Shanghai, PRC
Accepted: 2 January 2006
Published online: 29 August 2006
Three-gluon to three-gluon scatterings lead to rapid thermalization of gluon matter created in central Au-Au collisions at RHIC energies. Thermalization of quark matter is studied from three-quark to three-quark scatterings.
PACS: 24.85.+p Quarks, gluons, and QCD in nuclei and nuclear processes – / 12.38.Mh Quark-gluon plasma – / 12.38.Bx Perturbative calculations – / 25.75.Nq Quark deconfinement, quark-gluon plasma production, and phase transitions –
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