Inhomogeneous phase of a gluon plasma at finite temperature and densityP. Castorina and D. Zappalà
Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Catania, and INFN Sezione di Catania - Via Santa Sofia 64, I-95123, Catania, Italia
received 1 August 2007; accepted in final form 29 August 2007; published October 2007
published online 19 September 2007
By considering the nonperturbative effects associated with the fundamental modular region, a new phase of a Gluon Plasma at finite density is proposed. It corresponds to the transition from glueballs to nonperturbative gluons which condense at a nonvanishing momentum. In this respect the proposed phase is analogous to the color superconducting LOFF phase for fermionic systems.
25.75.-q - Relativistic heavy-ion collisions.
25.75.Dw - Particle and resonance production.
25.75.Nq - Quark deconfinement, quark-gluon plasma production, and phase transitions.
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