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Hadrons at Finite Temperature

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  • Date Published: October 2016
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  • High energy laboratories are performing experiments in heavy ion collisions to explore the structure of matter at high temperature and density. This elementary book explains the basic ideas involved in the theoretical analysis of these experimental data. It first develops two topics needed for this purpose, namely hadron interactions and thermal field theory. Chiral perturbation theory is developed to describe hadron interactions and thermal field theory is formulated in the real-time method. In particular, spectral form of thermal propagators is derived for fields of arbitrary spin and used to calculate loop integrals. These developments are then applied to find quark condensate and hadron parameters in medium, including dilepton production. Finally, the non-equilibrium method of statistical field theory to calculate transport coefficients is reviewed. With technical details explained in the text and appendices, this book should be accessible to researchers as well as graduate students interested in thermal field theory.

    • Includes results in the form of worked problems at the end of each chapter to enable students to follow calculations step by step
    • A detailed set of Appendices derives all the results used in the book, keeping the book fully self-contained
    • Focuses on the real-time method of thermal field theory, making it a useful resource for both students and researchers working within the high energy field
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    • Date Published: October 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781108110648
    • contains: 32 b/w illus.
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Notation
    1. Free fields in vacuum
    2. Spontaneous symmetry breaking
    3. Chiral perturbation theory
    4. Thermal propagators
    5. Thermal Perturbation Theory
    6. Thermal parameters
    7. Two-loop results
    8. Heavy ion collisions
    9. Non-equilibrium processes
    Appendix A. General fields
    Appendix B. Global symmetries
    Appendix C. Exponential operator
    Appendix D. Propagator at origin of coordinates
    Appendix E. Reaction rates in vacuum and medium
    Appendix F. Coupling constants
    Appendix G. Imaginary time method
    Appendix H. Quark condensate from partition function
    Appendix I. Quark condensate from density expansion
    Index.

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    Hadrons at Finite Temperature

    Samirnath Mallik, Sourav Sarkar

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    Samirnath Mallik, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, India
    Samirnath Mallik is an Emeritus Scientist at the Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. He previously worked at the University of Bern, the University of Karlsruhe and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. His research interests are thermal field theory and heavy ion collisions.

    Sourav Sarkar, Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata
    Sourav Sarkar is a scientist at the Variable Energy Cyclotron Centre, Kolkata, and an Associate Professor at the Homi Bhabha National Institute. His research interests concern the applications of thermal field theory, mainly to study transport phenomena and hadronic properties in a hot and dense medium.

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