Jan 10 – 15, 2021
Weizmann Institute of Science
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Heavy quark diffusion in an overoccupied gluon plasma

Jan 12, 2021, 7:20 PM
Andrea's room 2 (vDLCC)

Andrea's room 2


oral The initial stages of heavy-ion collisions IS


Jarkko Peuron (ECT*)


We extract the heavy-quark diffusion coefficient $\kappa$ and the resulting momentum broadening $\langle p^2 \rangle$ in an overoccupied gluon plasma. We find several features in the time dependence of the momentum broadening: a short initial rapid growth of $\langle p^2 \rangle$ followed by linear growth in time due to Langevin-type dynamics and damped oscillations around this growth at the plasmon frequency. We show that these oscillations arise from an excess of gluons in the infrared and are therefore a gauge invariant confirmation of the infrared enhancement we have previously observed in gauge-fixed correlation functions. We argue that the kinetic theory description becomes less reliable in the presence of this IR enhancement.

Primary authors

Jarkko Peuron (ECT*) Tuomas Lappi (University of Jyvaskyla) Eero Aleksi Kurkela (CERN) Kirill Boguslavski (Vienna University of Technology (AT))

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