Kinetic and chemical equilibration in scalar ϕtheory⋆
Theory Department, NIKHEF, Kruislaan 409, 1098SJ, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Accepted: 2 January 2006
Published online: 1 September 2006
Approximations based on the 2PI effective action are used to investigate the process of equilibration in ϕ4 theory in 3+1 dimensions, both in the symmetric and broken phase. A special emphasis is put on the study of the kinetic and chemical equilibration.
PACS: 05.60.-k Transport processes – / 11.10.Wx Finite-temperature field theory – / 25.75.-q Relativistic heavy-ion collisions –
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