May 13 – 19, 2018
Venice, Italy
Europe/Zurich timezone
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"Classicalization" of quarkonia in the quark-gluon plasma

May 15, 2018, 5:00 PM
2h 40m
First floor and third floor (Palazzo del Casinò)

First floor and third floor

Palazzo del Casinò

Poster Quarkonia Poster Session


Shiori Kajimoto (Osaka University)


Recently there has been rapid progress in understanding in-medium dynamics of a quarkonium based on the framework of open quantum system [1-5]. The stochastic potential model [5] introduces thermal fluctuations on Debye screened potential and hence incorporates wave function decoherence. This model however lacks quantum dissipation, which has so far limited its application to early times and has prevented comparison with experimental measurements. In this contribution, we present two strategies that overcome this limitation:

  1. quantum-classical matching
    by investigating the localization properties of wave function and in turn of the reduced density matrix, we show, how, at intermediate time scales, one can switch from the quantum dynamics of the stochastic potential model to the classical dynamics of a Langevin equation. It involves matching the Wigner quasi-probability function of the former to the phase space distribution function of the latter. The validity of this matching procedure is discussed.

  2. quantum state diffusion
    by directly implementing the quantum state diffusion formalism [6] for the Lindblad master equation [1] of a quarkonium, i.e. mapping the Lindblad master equation to a non-linear stochastic Schrödinger equation (NLSSE) for the wave function. This for the first time provides a direct link between QCD and phenomenological models based on non-linear Schrödinger equations. By numerically solving the corresponding NLSSE, we can capture quantum dissipation and thus the thermalization of quarkonia in a quantum mechanical manner. For simplicity, we discuss this formalism for a single heavy quark in the QGP.

[1] Akamatsu, Phys. Rev. D91 (2015) 056002.
[2] Blaizot et al., Nucl. Phys. A946 (2016) 49.
[3] De Boni, JHEP 08 (2017) 064.
[4] Brambilla et al., Phys. Rev. D96 (2017) 034021.
[5] Akamatsu and Rothkopf, Phys. Rev. D85 (2012) 105011; Kajimoto et al., arXiv: 1705.03365, PRD in press.
[6] Gisin et al., J. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 25 (1992) 5677.

Content type Theory
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Primary author

Shiori Kajimoto (Osaka University)


Alexander Rothkopf (Heidelberg University) Masayuki Asakawa (Osaka University) Dr Yukinao Akamatsu (Osaka University)

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