Kinetics of phase transitions in quark matter
1 School of Physical Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University - New Delhi - 110067, India
2 Theory Division, Physical Research Laboratory - Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380009, India
Received: 14 March 2013
Accepted: 17 May 2013
We study the kinetics of chiral transitions in quark matter using a phenomenological framework (Ginzburg-Landau model). We focus on the effect of inertial terms on the coarsening dynamics subsequent to a quench from the massless quark phase to the massive quark phase. The domain growth process shows a crossover from a fast inertial regime (with ) to a diffusive Cahn-Allen regime (with ).
PACS: 25.75.Nq – Quark deconfinement, quark-gluon plasma production, and phase transitions / 64.75.-g – Phase equilibria
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