Scenario of instabilities driven equilibration of the quark-gluon plasma
Institute of Physics, Świetokrzyska Academy, ul. Świetokrzyska 15, PL - 25-406, Kielce, Poland
2 Sołtan Institute for Nuclear Studies, ul. Hoża 69, PL - 00-681, Warsaw, Poland
Accepted: 25 December 2006
Published online: 20 March 2007
Due to anisotropic momentum distribution the parton system produced at the early stage of relativistic heavy-ion collisions is unstable with respect to the magnetic plasma modes. The instabilities isotropize the system and thus speed up the process of its equilibration. The scenario of instabilities-driven isotropization is reviewed.
PACS: 12.38.Mh Quark-gluon plasma – / 25.75.-q Relativistic heavy-ion collisions –
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