Hawking-Unruh phenomenon in the parton language
Nuclear Theory Group, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 11973, Upton, NY, USA
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Accepted: 2 January 2006
Published online: 30 August 2006
Inelastic hadron interactions at high energies are accompanied by a pulse of a strong chromo-electric field. This field leads to the decay of QCD vacuum which proceeds through the emission of partons with a thermal spectrum. In a semi-classical treatment, the effective temperature of the spectrum is determined by the acceleration of partons in the classical chromo-electric field, in accord with the general arguments given by Hawking and Unruh.
PACS: 24.85.+p Quarks, gluons, and QCD in nuclei and nuclear processes – / 25.75.Nq Quark deconfinement, quark-gluon plasma production, and phase transitions – / 11.15.Kc Classical and semiclassical techniques – / 12.38.Mh Quark-gluon plasma –
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