Dynamics of quark-gluon plasma produced in heavy ion collisions
1 Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Catania, Via S. Sofia 64, I-95125, Catania
2 INFN-Laboratori Nazionali del Sud, Via S. Sofia 62, I-95123 Catania, Italy
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Published online: 24 November 2014
In this talk, we report on our results about the computation of isotropization and thermalization times of the quark-gluon plasma produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions, as well as of the elliptic flow. Simulation of the evolving fireball is achieved by solving the relativistic Boltzmann equation for the parton distribution function tuned at a fixed shear viscosity to entropy density ratio η/s. Our results show that the saturation in the initial spectrum reduces the efficiency in building-up the elliptic flow. Moreover both thermalization and isotropization times are quite small, approximately of 1 fm/c, if the system is in a strong coupling regime.
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