Aug 12 – 18, 2012
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The Effect of 3<->2 Rates on Thermalization in Covariant Transport

Aug 16, 2012, 4:00 PM
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Poster Global and collective dynamics Poster Session Reception


Mr Dustin Hemphill (Purdue University)


We employ a grid based stochastic technique to solve the on-shell Boltzmann transport equation including inelastic 3<->2 processes. The case of an interacting massless partonic gas in a longitudinally expanding Bjorken geometry is considered. The numerical accuracy of the algorithm is first rigorously established from comparisons to both static box calculations and earlier results from the MPC cascade with 2<->2 interactions. We then study the effect of inelastic 3<->2 collision rates and particle production on thermalization, chemical equilibration, and entropy production in the partonic system.

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Mr Dustin Hemphill (Purdue University)


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